Environmental Defence and Others Urge Johnson and Johnson to Remove Harmful Chemicals from Baby Products

2009 May 26

Johnson & Johnson Urged to Make Safer Baby Products
Environmental Defence, Breast Cancer Action Montreal, and more than 40 US groups urge company to remove harmful chemicals from their products

Toronto/San Francisco – Environmental Defence and Breast Cancer Action Montreal delivered a letter to the head of Johnson & Johnson’s Canadian subsidiaries today, urging the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies to adopt a policy to ensure safe alternatives to harmful chemicals are used in Canadian products. These Canadian organizations and more than 40 American organizations, representing one million parents, health care providers, and environmental health advocates, also signed a letter delivered to Johnson & Johnson headquarters in the United States today. The letter specifically urges the company to remove formaldehyde, 1,4-dioxane, and other hazardous chemicals from personal care products by the end of 2009.

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