Johnson & Johnson has removed formaldehyde from its baby shampoo

Johnson & Johnson’s popular “No More Tears” baby shampoo can now claim yet another “no more” to its title: formaldehyde. The company told the New York Times that as of this month, it’s created a entirely new formula for its signature shampoo, sold under the label “improved formula,” that eliminates the chemical commonly associated with preserving dead bodies. Formaldehyde is a naturally-occurring chemical in many fruits, but the US government classifies it as a cancer-causing agent in high doses.

Johnson & Johnson maintains that the amount that could previously be found in one bottle of baby shampoo was 15 times less than the amount a person would be exposed to when eating one apple. And to be clear, the company was never deliberately…

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