Lyla - posted on 06/07/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )
Did you know that the leading brand of baby shampoo, Johnson and Johnson huggies, Dove etc contains a preservative that releases formaldhyde? This preservative is called Quaternium-15. The company uses it to prolong the shelf life of its products. The really terrible thing, though is that this is not the only product that contains this chemical and there are many other names and many other preservatives also that release formaldhyde. In case you are wondering what formaldhyde is, it is the chemical that is most commonly found in ciggarrettes and embalming fluid. It is a known carcinogen by the American Cancer Society. Hereis one of the sites that I found that has the information about Quaternium-15 and to verify that it is actually in the shampoo, pick up a bottle and look for yourself.