Friday, August 17, 2012

Johnson & Johnson: No More Harmful Chemicals In Products

I received an encouraging email from Dr. Philip J. Landrigan and the Mount Sinai Children's Environmental Health Center yesterday regarding Johnson & Johnson's removal of harmful chemicals from most of their products by 2015. Read and watch the following and you can't tell me that things aren't changing for the better (even if Landrigan is completely right when he asks "Why were those chemicals in there in the first place . . . and why were they allowed to stay so long?":
Johnson & Johnson Will Ban Harmful Chemicals From All Products by 2015

"Yesterday, Johnson & Johnson announced that they will remove trace amounts of harmful -- and potentially cancer-causing -- chemicals from nearly all products worldwide by 2015. This includes its baby lotion, Desitin (used for diaper rash), and adult lines like Aveeno, Neutrogena, Clean & Clear, and Lubriderm.

"CBS News asked CEHC Director Dr. Landrigan about this landmark decision. 'It's very good that J&J is taking these toxic chemicals out of their products, but why were those chemicals in there in the first place... and why were they allowed to stay so long?' Dr. Landrigan told the CBS morning show. 'I think the answer to those questions is that the legal system in this country -- that's supposed to protect Americans against toxic chemicals in consumer products -- is fundamentally broken. It's been broken for decades.'"
(If you are receiving The Delicious Truth via email, click here to watch Dr. Landrigan's interview on the CBS morning show. Don't blame me for the 30-second commercial, but hang in there!)

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