Johnson & Johnson Baby Products BAD!
So your baby is born. Your happy, healthy and on your way with parent hood. Your child comes down with dry skin so you go to the local store and pick up some baby lotion. Of course you go with a brand name that you trust. Johnson & Johnson. A name that has been around for years. There products work and are safe. Or so you figure because your parents used them on you growing up.
Here is where you are wrong. Don’t trust a name just because they have been around for 30, 40 or 80 years. Companies change ingredients all the time. And many times use new ingredients which are yet to have been tested thoroughly enough to prove no side effects come from them in 5, 10 or 40 years.
If you have read any previous articles on this site. You might have seen the one about Parabens and the damage they can cause to the endocrine system. What is the endocrine system you might be asking. Well in a simple summary it is what controls testosterone and estrogen and helps regulate all that with it. It affects a BIG part of your life and ever day living.
I was using Johnson and Johnson Nourishing Milk Lotion on our son until I read the ingredients and seen what was in it. Here is a list
of the bad things I know of currently.
Those are just a few of the ingredients I know of that cause harm in various ways to your children and your own self if you use these products.
Here is what they do.
A silicone derived emolient. Silicone emollients are occlusive – that is they coat the skin, trapping anything beneath it, and do not allow the skin to breathe (much like plastic wrap would do.)
Recent studies have indicated that prolonged exposure of the skin to sweat, by occlusion, causes skin irritation. Some synthetic emollients are known tumour promoters and accumulate in the liver and lymph nodes. They are also non-biodegradable, causing negative environmental impact.
- Dimethicone Copolyol
Silicone was and still is used as breast implants. Tens of thousands of women with breast implants have complained of debilitating symptoms. Anecdotal evidence indicates silicone to be toxic to the human body. For more detailed information on the dangers of silicone simply key “silicone toxicity” into the Google search engine.
Paraben preservatives (methyl, propyl, butyl, and ethyl).
Used as inhibitors of microbial growth and to extend shelf life of products. Widely used even though they are known to be toxic. Have caused many allergic reactions and skin rashes. Highly toxic.
From Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS):
WARNING! HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED OR INHALED. CAUSES IRRITATION TO SKIN, EYES AND RESPIRATORY TRACT. MAY CAUSE ALLERGIC SKIN REACTION.
SKIN CONTACT: CAUSES IRRITATION TO SKIN. SYMPTOMS INCLUDE REDNESS, ITCHING, AND PAIN. MAY CAUSE ALLERGIC SKIN REACTIONS.
EYE CONTACT: CAUSES IRRITATION, REDNESS, AND PAIN.
Parabens are also known to make you retain fat! YES THAT IS RIGHT. YOUR PRODUCTS ARE KEEPING OR MAKING YOU FAT!
This world needs to change. It should not just be about money and making a profit. It is time for everyone to take action. Start reading the labels on products you buy. If you don’t know what it is. Or cannot find out. DON’T BUY IT! There are safer natural alternatives that do not cause harm to you or your children.
Do one simple thing this week and it will change your life. Make a habit of reading ingredients on everything you buy. Become educated and don’t let companies poison us anymore.
Did you ever think that these companies might have a stack in making us sick? Johnson & Johnson make many products that treat disease. Breast disease and more. Take notice, take action!