Many parents around the world were astonished when they found out that the No More Tears baby shampoo produced by Johnson & Johnson includes formaldehyde, which can cause cancer and it is famous for its use in embalming dead bodies.
There was a research conducted over the past several decades which can help you to understand what formaldehyde is, and what danger it brings when added in the baby products.
Formaldehyde is highly flammable and has a very strong odor. It is in liquid form and is used in many different products like building materials, cleaning solutions, fabrics, glue, paper products and insulation materials. It has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and disinfectant characteristics.
What is the relation between formaldehyde and cancer? Is it harmful as people believe? Though the long-term research on formaldehyde hasn’t been finished, there are few signs that show it is a carcinogen or cancer-causing ingredient.
There is also another toxin included into these products, and it is named 1,4-dioxane. It causes vertigo, liver damage, skin irritations, drowsiness, and headaches.