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SPECIAL: 2014 Letter to Johnson & Johnson $JNJ Shareholders
Date: April 15, 2014
The Johnson & Johnson 2014 Annual Shareholder Meeting is on April 24, 2014. Please send ONE email to J&J CEO Alex Gorsky to help end corruption at J&J which allows harmful products to reach consumers, driving up healthcare costs and harming hundreds of thousands of people. All it takes is sending ONE email...
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Arkansas AG Requests Johnson & Johnson Pay $1.2 Billion
Date: April 9, 2014
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel requested a rehearing after Johnson & Johnson got Arkansas Supreme Court to toss Johnson & Johnson $1.2 billion for Risperdal Omincare scandal.
 
Jury Awards $1.2 Million to Victim of Defective Johnson & Johnson Vaginal Mesh
Date: April 7, 2014
In the first of more than 12,000 lawsuits in the US, with tens of thousands more coming in from other countries.
 
Will Johnson & Johnson Sell-Off of KY and Ortho Diagnostics Cover Global TVTMesh Lawsuits? Probably NOT.
Date: April 2, 2014
Johnson & Johnson announced sale of K-Y for undisclosed amount - a loss of $100 m in annual sales. J&J also announced sale of Ortho Diagnosticsfor $4 billion - a loss of $2 B in annual sales. Will selling off these assets cover the massive costs of over 100,000 global lawsuits? Probly not ;)
 
J&J Corruption-Based Health IT: Garbage In / Garbage Out
Date: March 31, 2014
A national HealthIT system is only as good as the data it receives. If data is corrupt, for example missing or deleted to prevent liability, the system simply becomes garbage in / garbage out. Not exactly in the best interest of our health, now is it?
 
Corruption Making Johnson & Johnson Products a Game of HealthCare Roulette
Date: March 28, 2014
Bad hips. Bad mesh. Bad butt staplers. Bad drugs. All were known to have above acceptible risks. All were sold anyway through a corrupt system. Harming and sometimes killing their victims.
 
Women Request US Attorney General Investigate Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky
Date: March 27, 2014
A judge agreed that records regarding Johnson & Johnson vaginal mesh were lost and destroyed since as far back as 2007. Alex Gorsky was head of medical devices and may be covering up corruption that radiates through the entire company as well as the US Food and Drug Administration.
 
On Repeal Judges Ignore Jury and Give Johnson & Johnson Thumbs Up to Harm Children and Elderly and Steal from Medicaid
Date: March 20, 2014
If Johnson & Johnson doesn't have to pay back Medicaid for the money they stole through Omnicare as requested by a JURY, who gets stuck with the bill for the victims and pay back the Medicaid system? US Taxpayers!
 
ObamaCare - Hah! More Like ObamaScam
Date: March 4, 2014
ObamaCare is probably not about socialized medicine or affordable healthcare for all - it's probably about maintaining high profits for the health care industry.
 
Johnson & Johnson Destroys Thousands of Files Related to Vaginal Mesh
Date: March 2, 2014
A federal judge has determined that Johnson & Johnson lost or destroyed thousands of key documents related to their vaginal mesh products.
 
Johnson & Johnson $JNJ Dominic Caruso: SAVE MONEY! FIRE GORSKY!
Date: February 16, 2014
Johnson & Johnson Dominic Caruso stated that J&J will again restructure and cut jobs to save money. How about firing the CEO, Alex Gorsky, the BIGGEST financial drain on J&J!
 
Erin Brockovich Joins Battle Against Johnson & Johnson for TVT Mesh
Date: February 16, 2014
Johnson & Johnson faces a huge challenge with Erin Brockovich leading the women of Australia in the battle for restitution from harm caused by TVTMesh.
 
Women Stand Together and Defeat Johnson & Johnson, Ending Two Known Carcinogens in Baby Products
Date: February 11, 2014
When women choose to sign petitions, develop websites and keep the sharing going, we can force a major corporation to change their policies, without waiting for government to protect us with more legislation (that gets ignored anyway).
 
Visitors from Countries List
Date: November 9, 2013
As of today, 9 November 2013, Johnson and Toxin has had visitors from more than 100 countries.
 
Letter to J P Morgan Michael Weinstein RE: $JNJ 3rd quarter 2013 Conference Call
Date: October 17, 2013
Since Orsinger and Caruso danced around issues of price competition and lack of consumer sales growth and basically said nothing, I figured I'd give him a real answer.
 
Letter to CitiCorp Matthew Dodds RE: $JNJ 3rd quarter 2013 Conference Call
Date: October 17, 2013
Since Orsinger danced around issues causing delays in completion of Synthes acquisition and basically said nothing, I figured I'd give him a real answer.
 
JNJ Cash Cache Can't Cover Corruption Costs
Date: October 13, 2013
Lawsuits, payoffs, I mean settlements, tons more coming in from all over the world. JNJ in over their heads? Yep.
 
Johnson & Johnson Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits Go Global
Date: September 22, 2013
J&J started using a mesh product for organ prolapse, such as bladder and uterous. However, the consequences of this option increases risks of harm to other internal organs.
 
Pharmaceutical Companies Fighting Data Disclosure
Date: August 6, 2013
The pharmaceutical industry wants to continue to hide data showing harm from their products and is fighting to prevent full-disclosure of ALL data from ALL studies.
 
Johnson & Johnson Janssen Xarelto Marketed In Violation of FDA Regulations
Date: July 21, 2013
Here we go again - another drug with false and misleading marketing that downplays risks. Gee, another set of lawsuits waiting to happen :o)
 
Johnson & Johnson $4 Billion for DePuy Hip Harm in U.S., With Lawsuits in at Least 4 More Countries
Date: May 3, 2012
Updated: August 22, 2013
The DePuy subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson is dealing with the recall of 93,000 metal on metal hips for high failure rate and metal blood poisoning. JNJ knew about problems and kept selling the hips.
 
Johnson & Johnson: The Global Lawsuit Company
Date: August 19, 2013
Global lawsuits from hips to price-fixing, JNJ has legal woes all over the planet.
 
First Insiders, Then Berkshire, Now Trojan Drop Johnson & Johnson $JNJ Stock
Date: August 12, 2013
Looks like financial trouble in corruption paradise ;o)
 
The Government of India Upholds Johnson & Johnson Cosmetic Product Ban
Date: July 29, 2013
I personally would like to thank the government of India for upholding the ban of Johnson & Johnson products after being caught using a banned process to sterilize baby powder. The process leaves a carcinogenic residue in the finished product.
 
Johnson & Johnson to Pacifies Shareholder Lawsuit with Pathetic $23 Million
Date: July 19, 2013
Shareholders filed a lawsuit against JNJ in December of 2010. Three years later, Johnson & Johnson pacifies shareholders with a pathetic $23 million settlement without having to admit to wrongdoing.
 
Insiders and Berkshire Dump Johnson & Johnson JNJ Stock
Date: July 18, 2013
Insider trading shows JNJ management selling and no buying for years and Berkshire dumped all of JNJ stock. Gee, wonder why? Maybe corruption, lawsuits, recalls and toxic products? Nah...
 
How Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky LIED to a Disabled Victim of Levaquin at the 2013 Shareholder's Meeting
Date: June 24, 2013
After the 2013 Shareholder meeting, Alex Gorsky promised John Fratti, disabled 7 long years ago by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary drug Levaquin, he would be contacted regarding 'squaring up'. It's been over a month - I'll keep you posted. If I hear anything from John, I'll edit the article.
 
Johnson & Johnson Defense Against $1.2 Billion Arkansas Risperdal: We Have a Constitutional Right to Lie
Date: June 20, 2013
Johnson & Johnson claims that charges of false and deceptive advertising, well, telling lies to doctors and patients about the safety and effectiveness of their products is covered under Freedom of Speech. Oh, really?
 
Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky and the $5+ Billion Risperdal Medicaid Scandal
Date: June 7, 2013
Check out the unbelievable price tag for stealing from Medicaid through Omnicare for prescriptions that harmed the victims of corruption, all costs passed on to taxpayers!
 
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Sales Suffer Even More With Products Suspended in South Korea and India
Date: May 21, 2013
JNJ Consumer Sales will continue to drop with hefty penalties in South Korea for Children's Tylenol recall and India for carcinogen in baby powder.
 
DePuy Metal on Metal Hips Dropped by Johnson & Johnson Due to Lack of Sales, Not Lack of Safety, WTF?
Date: May 17, 2013
J&J decided to discontinue recalled hips, not because of undisclosed high failure rate and metal blood and organ poisoning, but because of low sales.
 
Johnson & Johnson Delaying $2.2 Billion DOJ Settlement to Reduce Risk of Liability to States and Victims
Date: May 12, 2013
Johnson & Johnson wants to settle to avoid court and not have to admit to doing anything wrong. However, the lifelong health problems facing their victims should be paid for by Johnson & Johnson, not taxpayers.
 
List of Reasons Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky Should Immediately Resign
Date: May 8, 2013
Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky isn't part of the solution to the problems facing JNJ, he's the cause of the worst of them.
 
Will YOU Use Johnson & Johnson Sedation Device?
Date: May 6, 2013
With a history of bad devices, such as metal-on-metal hips and transvaginal mesh, and a history of withholding safety data from the FDA, a corrupt medical devices department at the FDA and defective insulin pumps, would you use or recommned JNJ's new Sedation Device, a pump-based anesthesia device?
 
Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky's Career Long Cloud of Corruption
Date: November 9, 2012
Bribery, hiding risks, withholding safety date from the FDA, false and misleading marketing in violation of FDA regulations, and so much more corruption - with one man always involved: Alex Gorsky.
 
JNJ Stock: Big Boys Bailing, Not Buying
Date: November 6, 2012
Insider trading shows all selling and no buying and Berkshire dumped almost a third of JNJ stock. Gee, wonder why?
 
Johnson & Johnson Levaquin Victim Sister Speaks Out
Date: October 10, 2012
Our entire family is furious that Johnson & Johnson is misbranding many of their drugs and hiding safety data.
 
What's the Obama Connection with Johnson & Johnson?
Date: September 6, 2012
There seems to be a very long history of connections between the Obama's and Johnson & Johnson CEOs.
 
Skyrocketing Healthcare Costs are Driving 60% of Bankruptcies
Date: October 28, 2012
I wonder when the banks will realize that the pharmaceutical industry got their money and they got the bankruptcy debt.
 
Rising Health Care Costs Fueling 50% of Foreclosures and Economic Crisis
Date: October 28, 2012
I wonder when the banks will realize that the pharmaceutical industry got their money and they got the foreclosure debt.
 
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Sales Continue to Drop, 2011 to 2013
Date: October 22, 2012
Johnson & Johnson consumer goods sales continue to slide in 2013 due to boycotts, recalls and more carcinogens in baby care products.
 
Johnson & Johnson Synthes U.S. FDA Violation List!
Date: October 21, 2012
Johnson & Johnson spent $21.3 Billion to buy Sythes - with Synthes already having a long list of FDA violations in U.S. West Chester, PA facility.
 
Johnson & Johnson Synthes: Corruption, Lawsuits and FDA Violations
Date: October 17, 2012
Fits right in with the rest of the JNJ family of companies.
 
Johnson & Johnson Levaquin Victim Permanently Disabled John Fratti
Date: October 1, 2012
Letter submitted to Johnson and Toxin by John Fratti, one of the more than 20,000 adverse events related to Levaquin.
 
Chronic Corruption at Johnson & Johnson (Usually in the vicinity of JNJ's CEO Alex Gorsky)
Date: March 9, 2012
Updated: July 12, 2012
There is so much corruption at Johnson and Johnson that employees can no longer continue to turn a blind eye to the illegal corporate behavior. Documentation included on page...
 
Xarelto by Johnson & Johnson is Likely Another OverHyped Dud
Date: May 23, 2012
Here we go again - another supposed blockbuster drug with issues but will get pushed through FDA anyway.
 
Lawsuits Mounting for Harm by Johnson & Johnson Implanted Mesh Products
Date: May 3, 2012
J&J started using a mesh product for organ prolapse, such as bladder and uterous. However, the consequences of this option increases risks of harm to other internal organs.
 
Facts About Johnson & Johnson Bill Weldon CEO Successor Alex Gorsky
Date: May 3, 2012
Alex Gorsky has his illegal little paws in a whole lot of J&J issues, from Omnicare kickbacks, Medicaid fraud, defective hips and the latest addition, the Mesh Mess.
 
Johnson & Johnson Risperdal: Broken Laws and Side Effects
Date: April 13, 2012
Lies, bribes, kickbacks, truthtwisting, omissions and more regarding Risperdal. Just another day at J&J.
 
Johnson & Johnson Continues Paying Outrageous Salaries Amid Massive Layoffs, Plant Closings and Facility Deterioration
Date: April 4, 2012
Irresponsibility at J&J allows facilities to deteriorate - putting consumers at risk of harm, plants shut down by FDA for violations and massive layoffs - but continued outrageous salaries such as $30 million for 2011 and $145 million retirement fund for CEO Bill Weldon - financially collapsing the US healthcare system.
 
What Contains Formaldehyde at 200 Times OSHA Safe Exposure Limit? Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo.
Date: March 25, 2012
Just how risky is it to use a baby shampoo that contains 200 times the OSHA safe exposure limit of formaldehyde on your child? Read this to find out.
 
Johnson & Johnson Appears to Have More Lawsuits than Drugs in Their Pipeline
Date: March 23, 2012
The number of lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson continues to grow. Everything from faulty hips to baby carcinogens to vaginal mesh - the list of lawsuits may finally outweigh profits.
 
Is Johnson & Johnson Really Giving or Just Marketing?
Date: March 22, 2012
Building trust to sell harmful products and then recall defective risky products due to lack of quality control. We're supposed to trust JNJ? Ha!
 
Johnson & Johnson Credo Analysis
Date: April 8, 2012
The Johnson & Johnson Credo sounds good, but is nothing more than a fairy tale since it certainly is not used as a guide for ethical business decisions.
 
Johnson & Johnson Continues Paying Outrageous Salaries Amid Massive Layoffs, Plant Closings and Facility Deterioration
Date: April 4, 2012
Irresponsibility at J&J allows facilities to deteriorate - putting consumers at risk of harm, plants shut down by FDA for violations and massive layoffs - but continued outrageous salaries such as $30 million for 2011 and $145 million retirement fund for CEO Bill Weldon - financially collapsing the US healthcare system.
 
The High Cost to EVERY American of Corruption at Johnson & Johnson
Date: April 3, 2012
J&J has only *one* source of income: your wallet. The DOJ has only *one* source of income: your wallet. So, our wallets buy the products, pay insurance companies, pay to prosecute J&J, pay to defend J&J and then pay the fines. Everybody say: NO MORE! (tears)
 
Known Risks, Including Respiratory Illness and Cancer, of Products Made by Johnson & Johnson and Subsidiaries (Aveeno, Neutrogena, etc)
Date: March 9, 2012
All products on the shelves of our stores should be safe - but they aren't. Many ingredients in products made by Johnson & Johnson and subsidiaries Neutrogena, Aveeno, and others, are known carcinogens and increase the risk of asthma and other respiratory disorders.
 
Johnson & Johnson Irresponsible Management of Facilities and Resulting Recalls and FDA Takeover
Date: March 9, 2012
Lack of equipment maintanance lead to chronic recalls. The FDA issued repeated warnings and eventually had to take control of three facilities owned by Johnson and Johnson.
 
The Ever-Growing Number of Lawsuits Against Johnson & Johnson
Date: March 9, 2012
Recent lawsuits against J&J include: bribery, patent infringement, known defective products, banned ingredients found in baby care products, and numerous adverse drug events.
 
Drug Metabolites and Toxic Residue from Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Goods Contaminating Our Food and Water
Date: March 9, 2012
When the chemicals in JNJ consumer goods and drugs go down the drain, they end up contaminating our food and water supply.
 
Links to Resources Used Throughout the Johnson and Toxin Web Site
Date: March 9, 2012
Updated: July 17, 2013
The links used for all section of the Johnson and Toxin web site are sorted and listed on this page for easy reference. LAST UPDATE: July 17, 2013.
 
Privacy Policy of JohnsonAndToxin
Date: March 9, 2012
The Johnson and Toxin server captures visitor IP's with time and date stamp. No other information taken and no cookies or other files are set on visitor devices
 
Johnson and Toxin Disclaimer
Date: March 9, 2012
Public documentation of the major faults of Johnson & Johnson, costly in dollars and causing the harm of millions of people around the world.
 
Question? Comments? Concerns? Contact the creator of Johnson and Toxin..
Date: March 9, 2012
Contact information for Johnson and Toxin.
 
About Johnson and Toxin
Date: March 9, 2012
Find out how Johnson and Toxin came into existence and about the creator, Emily Patterson.
 
Home
Date: March 9, 2012
Johnson & Johnson has turned into a conglomerate of corruption, toxic products, risky devices, bad drugs and lies.
 
Known Risks, Including Respiratory Illness and Cancer, of Products Made by Johnson & Johnson and Subsidiaries (Aveeno, Neutrogena, etc)
All products on the shelves of our stores should be safe - but they aren't. Many ingredients in products made by Johnson & Johnson and subsidiaries Neutrogena, Aveeno, and others, are known carcinogens and increase the risk of asthma and other respiratory disorders.
Uploaded: March 9, 2012
Updated: March 16, 2014
Keywords: toxin, cancer, baby, neutrogena, aveeno, asthma, eczema, carcinogen

 
Should Your Baby Worry? Mothers and babies all over are asking: Why is formaldehyde, which most of us know causes respiratory diseases and cancer, in our *baby* bath products?! Formaldehyde is only *one* of the many ingredients in conventional baby and adult personal care products that should concern you. While some of the risky ingredients are on the label - you should be more concerned with the ingredients that do not have be disclosed.
 
FINALLY! FEBRUARY 11, 2014: Johnson & Johnson has finally been convinced to remove two known carcinogens, formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane, from around 100 of their baby care products. Boycotts and public pressure made our products safer! Here's a link to this incredible accomplishment: Johnson and Toxin Defeats J&J - along with a lot of other voices!
 
Update: July 26, 2013
Johnson & Johnson is appealing the plant closing of the Mulund factory in India. The factory was closed as of June 24, 2013 after the government of India found that a banned sterilization process was used for Johnson & Johnson baby powder. The process is banned in India because it leaves traces of ethyl oxide, a known potent carcinogen, in the baby powder.
Read the whole story here: Times of India, HC to hear Johnson & Johnson's plea against factory closure 
Update: May 10, 2013:
Johnson and Johnson vows to remove a few carcinogens from baby care products in the U.S. Um, really, didn't you all say that last year? When will this really happen? How about less 'vowing' and more 'doing'? And how about add independent testing to that 'vow'? For some strange reason, I don't trust that you will truly remove the ingredients after the recent law-breaking in India.
 
This just in, article from April 29, 2013:
"FDA suspends licence of Johnson & Johnson"
Yet another baby product being sold by Johnson & Johnson with a KNOWN, BANNED carcinogen. the process that leaves this toxic residue is banned in India because of the toxic residue in the *baby* powder. Johnson & Johnson is well-aware of the laws in India, and chose to ignore the laws and risk the health of the babies of India. Finally, a country with courage, the government of India suspended Johnson & Johson's license to protect the health of the children. We should all stand together in protest around the world and do NOT use ANY Johnson & Johnson products globally. If you haven't noticed, when the products are tested by a third party, toxins just keep popping up - even toxins that are banned. Please don't use their products - protect your children.
 
I hope you are as angry as I am. As if Formaldehyde at more than 200% OSHA known safe limit in our baby shampoo wasn't bad enough - now yet another product, baby powder with a known carcinogen? ARE THEY TRYING TO MAKE OUR KIDS SICK FOR FUTURE PROFITS? It sure does look like it. Please keep sharing on FaceBook and Twitter to warn your friends and family to NOT use toxic Johnson & Johnson products.
 
We all want what's best for our children, and after you read the following, you'll realize that Johnson and Johnson products certainly aren't good for our precious babies...
 
UPDATE: After years of begging, Johnson & Johnson has finally decided to publicly state that they will remove a couple of toxic ingredients from their baby care products by 2013 and the rest of their products by 2015. Wooohooo! Only a year more of killer products for our United States babies and only 3 more years of cancerous products for the rest of us in the United States. Are *you* going to keep using them and pouring known toxins on your children?
JNJ to Remove Harmful Chems from Baby Care by 2013 and Adult Care by 2015
 

Disclaimer: Johnson and Johnson claims that all carcinogenic, and other contaminants, as well as recently reclassified ingredients, in their products are within safety standards set by the FDA during the 1970's, literally ignoring 40 years of research. The statement to the media that JNJ operates within standards of each country where their products are sold is 'technically' true. However, numerous countries have banned carcinogenic ingredients and contaminants still in products sold in the U.S.

Formaldehyde (banned in China, as well as many other countries...if it's even banned in China, of all toxic places, it's *got* to be bad!)
Johnson and Toxin Baby Shampoo
Now that formaldehyde has been finally been publicly declared a carcinogen in the 12th Report on Carcinogens by the National Toxicology Program, will Johnson and Johnson be required to remove formaldehyde from their products or continue stating that since it isn't banned, and is only a by-product of manufacturing, it's okay for our BABY care products? Probably not. In this Washington Post article by Formaldehyde, styrene among substances deemed carcinogens or likely to cause cancer, John Bucher, associate director of the National Toxicology Program, explains that the listings do not trigger any immediate new restrictions on the substances, but other government agencies may use the information in the future as part of their regulatory decisions, Bucher said. In the meantime, individuals can use the list to make personal choices. But if formaldehyde is not required to be listed on a baby care product label, how can we possibly 'make personal choices' as suggested by Mr. Bucher?

TIME Healthland reports: "It's also an extremely nasty substance that can cause irritation in the eyes and breathing problems in human beings at elevated levels (elevated being more than 0.1 parts per million)." Yet formaldehyde levels in Johnson's baby shampoo was found at 210 parts per million as reported by RSC, Advancing the Chemical Industry.

Sodium Laureth Sulfate with carcinogenic by-product contamination, 1,4-dioxane (banned or limited in most other countries)
Sodium laureth sulfate is a foaming agent used to make products all bubbley. Numerous studies show that it is a dermal irritant, and increases the risk of developing contact dermatitis and eczema. However, that isn't the worst part of this particular chemical. During manufacture, 1,4-dioxane is created as a by-product, a contaminant. Products that are contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, are banned for import in many countries, including China. Johnson and Johnson chose to disregard the safety of the Chinese people by allowing 1,4-dioxane contaminated baby 'care' products to be shipped to China. As a result, according to the Royal Society of Chemistry, in 2009, Johnson & Johnson involved in chemical ingredient litigation.
 
Testing for 1,4-dioxane started because of a study done by the Environmental Working Group, that tested a number of baby 'care' products, ranging from shampoos and body washes, to lotions and even wipes and found that many were contaminated with 1,4-dioxane. Many countries, such as China and Europe, have banned any products containing measurable amounts of 1,4-dioxane.

In the Integrated Risk Information System: 1,4-dioxane the Environemntal Protection Agency (EPA) listed 1,4-dioxane as a 'probable human carcinogen' in 1988. After reviewing 1,4-dioxane with updated testing methods, the EPA updated that to 'likely human carcinogen' in 2005. It's not a wonder that cleaning and body care products, especially products intended for children, contaminated with 1,4-dioxane are banned in many countries throughout the world. What is strange, is that cleaning and body care products sold in the US are allowed this toxic contaminant, and do not have to include the contamination on the labels of their products.

If that isn't bad enough, that dermal absorbtion and inhalation of the vapors increase the risk of developing cancers, according to Centers for Disease Control: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry: 1,4-dioxane, page 139 (the last page of the PDF file in the link), 1,4-dioxane is persisent in the enviornment. Polluting ground water, found in our drinking water and may be in our food supply as fruits, vegetables and livestock consume contaminated water.

Methylisothiazolinone
Methylisothiazolinone is a potentially toxic ingredient in some Johnson and Johnson baby care products. According to the research I did on the National Library of Medicine web site, it seems that there is a good chance that methylisothiazolinone is a dermal irritant, associated with eczema and a possible neurotoxin. Numerous studies show a connection between exposure to methylisothiazolinone and contact dematitis and then there's this one, "Methylisothiazolinone, a neurotoxic biocide, disrupts the association of SRC family tyrosine kinases with focal adhesion kinase in developing cortical neurons.", which summarizes, "Prolonged exposure to low levels of MIT and related compounds may have damaging consequences to the developing nervous system."

I don't want you to believe me, here's a link to the list: Methylisothiazolinone on the National Library of Medicine

You might want to read the labels of all products you purchase to avoid this chemical.

Methylchloroisothiazolinone
Methylchloroisothiazolinone has over 70 references in the National Library of medicine database regarding its ability to be an allergen that causes contact dermatitis, causing issues such as eczema - which is horribly uncomfortable and disfiguring.

I don't want you to believe me, here's a link to the list: Methylchloroisothiazolinone on the National Library of Medicine

You might want to avoid this one, too.

Phthalates
Johnson and Johnson includes a class of chemcials called phthalates in their products. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the use of phthalate esters in any products. These chemicals are used to preserve fragrances and to improve product consistency to give them that smooth, creamy texture. However, phthalate esters are used to cause asthma in human lung tissue and lab animals to study asthma treatments for humans. If, as Johnson and Johnson and the chemical manufacturers claim, phthalates are 'safe', how then, can phthalate esters be used to cause asthma in human lung tissue in studies such as this one located at the National Library of Medicine web site, "Ginger suppresses phthalate ester-induced airway remodeling.", which summarizes, "This study suggests that ginger is capable of preventing phthalate ester-associated asthma."

I don't know about you, but I feel that if a chemical causes asthma, it's not exactly 'safe'.

The study that concerns me the most, considering the rise in childhood cancers, is this one, "Environmental endocrine disruptors promote invasion and metastasis of SK-N-SH human neuroblastoma cells. which summarizes, "In conclusion, DEHP, BPA, and E2 potently promote invasion and metastasis of neuroblastoma cells through overexpression of MMP-2 and MMP-9 as well as downregulation of TIMP-2. ER-dependent pathway and PI3K/Akt pathway are involved, which may become potential therapeutic targets for neuroblastoma treatment."

You cannot find the word 'phthalate' on a label of any product. It is hidden in the broad spectrum of 'Fragrance' and 'Parfum'. A variety of phthalate esters are used to create synthetic fragrance blends and considered 'proprietary' information that does not have to be disclosed to consumers. I have done a ton of research on phthalates and put that into this article, "Phthalates and Your Health.

Parabens
Should a chemical that is banned in other countries because of the potential risks be included in products intended for children? Parabens Outlawed in Childrens' Products in Denmark, "Denmark's environmental ministry announced on Dec. 20 that it will ban parabens in lotions and other cosmetic products for children under 3. It is the first European country to ban the chemical preservative, which is suspected to be an endocrine disruptor, and is used in a variety of soaps, deodorants and other beauty products."

Mineral oil
Baby Oil or liquid petroleum is a by-product in the distillation of petroleum to produce gasoline and other petroleum based products from crude oil. A waste product, garbage, foul with carbon-based chemicals known to increase the risk of cancer.
Wikipedia: Mineral Oil

Johnson & Johnson has three factions to their company. They manufacture body care products, sell medical diagnostic equipment and sell cancer and other drugs. Their baby care products include 'mineral oil', shown in numerous scientific studies to increase the number, size and growth rate of cancerous skin tumors.

Skin cancer kills 1 person every hour of every day. Skin cancer rates continue to skyrocket even with millions of gallons of sunblock sold and used every year in the US. People are outside less and afraid of the sun. 30 or 40 years ago, when I was a kid, skin cancer was rare. This was a farming country and most people spent entire days outdoors, without sunblock. Televisions weren’t in every home and not many people knew what a video game was, let alone sit indoor all day playing them. Something else has to be causing the explosion in skin cancer rates because as we spend more time indoors, use sunblock to ‘protect’ ourselves from the sun, the skin cancer rates continue to rise, causing an extreme burden on our health care system and taking thousands of lives per year.

Mineral oil is likely one source for the increase in skin cancer rates…

Allan H. Conney, PhD, director of the Susan Lehman Cullman Laboratory for Cancer Research and professor in the school of pharmacy at Rutgers University in Piscataway, N.J., the use of common moisturizers, including Eucerin, Vanicream, Dermabase and Dermovan caused a statistically significant increase in skin cancer in hairless mice. The Food and Drug Administration classifies moisturuizers as 'cosmetics'. The manufacturers are not required to undergo the same safety testing as drugs.

In an experiment to test the effects of caffeine and skin cancer, Dr. Conney subjected hairless mice to UV light twice a week for 20 weeks. This exposure was designed to make them high risk of developing skin tumors over the next several months.

For the next 17 weeks, 100 mg of moisturizer applied to the mice once a day, 5 days a week. Researchers were trying to find a moisturizer that would work as a good carrier for caffeine, but they had to make sure that the moisturizer would not throw off the study by affecting the mice in any way.

The results were shocking. Application of 4 common daily moisturizers resulted in more skin tumors and faster tumor growth:

Eucerin increased tumor growth by 24%
Vanicream increased tumor growth by 58%
Dermabase increased tumor growth by 69%

soooo

Johnson and Johnson created a special lotion that did not contain mineral oil, which, according to Dr. Conney, is associated with skin cancer.

The special blend, developed by Johnson & Johnson, without mineral oil, did not have an effect on skin cancer rates and was used to complete the effects of caffeine on skin cancer. The results of the tests were positive, as noted in the article I wrote, Caffeine and Skin Cancer Studies.

So, HOLD ON A SECOND, Johnson and Johnson KNOWS that skin cancer prevalence, tumor growth rate and number of skin tumors is increased with exposure to mineral oil. Uh, gee - then why do they continue to include mineral oil in their baby care products? Joh security? Let's see, if they sell X number of units of mineral oil baby care products they will create X number of skin cancer cases and sell X number of diagnostic equipment and X number of cancer drugs. Hm. Makes sense. Create a market through human suffering.

Please read this article, "Carcinogen in Body Care Products: Mineral Oil, and discover more reasons to avoid mineral oil in body care products. Dermal absorption and inhalation of mineral oil increases the risks of the following conditions:
Pancreatic cancer
Gallbladder cancer
Lung cancer
Melanoma (skin cancer)
Esophagal cancer
Stomach cancer
Kidney cancer

as well as:<
non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Leukemia

in addition to damage to the central nervous system

After reading all of the available studies regarding mineral oil and cancers, leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and damage to the central nervous system, you may want to change moisturizers to something a little less toxic.

Johnson and Johnson: Consumer 'Care' Products, Medical Diagnostic Products, Pharmaceuticals
Johnson and Johnson has three facets to their company: body 'care' products, medical diagnostic equipment and pharmaceuticals. This represents an extreme conflict of interest when considering they have the power, and obviously the lack of ethics, to cause disease with their products, diagnose the diseases they caused with their body 'care' products with their diagnostics products, and then treat the diseases their body 'care' products caused with their pharmaceutical products. I have a problem with *all* companies that include risky chemicals in consumer goods, however, Johnson and Johnson wins the *AssHole* award of the highest standing by combining harm with the perception of improving health and caring - when all they really care about is their, not your child's, bottom line.

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies fully comply with regulations on ingredients in all countries in which our products are sold. Wherever regulatory authorities have set limits on certain ingredients, our product formulations exceed or meet those requirements. We are committed to maintaining the high standards of quality and safety that have been our hallmark for generations of consumers.

Recalls, Lawsuits, etc
Lawsuit proceeds on Johnson & Johnson's baby shampoo
Johnson & Johnson and Wal-Mart Sued for Selling Toxic Baby Shampoo
Third Johnson & Johnson Plant Under Investigation
New York Times: Can Johnson & Johnson Get Its Act Together?

In Summary
Johnson and Johnson, and other manufacturers, are selling baby care products laced with known carcinogens, dermal irritants and chemicals used to cause asthma in lab animals and human tissue to study asthma treatments for humans. If I know it, they know it. Now you know it. I hope you'll share this with others to help protect our children from baby 'care' products from manufacturers such as Johnson and Johnson who really don't 'care' about your baby. You can choose to use the safer products, products I would use on my children, in the Sunflower Naturals Online Store. Just click on the 'Baby Care' link for a wide variety of products. Or, you can choose to visit your local natural store for a wide range of products that are far safer for your children than Johnson and Toxin, oops, I mean Johnson and Johnson.
 
RESOURCES:
Formaldehyde, styrene among substances deemed carcinogens or likely to cause cancer
TIME Healthland
RSC, Advancing the Chemical Industry
Johnson & Johnson involved in chemical ingredient litigation
Environmental Working Group
Integrated Risk Information System: 1,4-dioxane
Centers for Disease Control: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry: 1,4-dioxane, page 139
Methylisothiazolinone, a neurotoxic biocide, disrupts the association of SRC family tyrosine kinases with focal adhesion kinase in developing cortical neurons.
Ginger suppresses phthalate ester-induced airway remodeling.
Huffington Post: Johnson & Johnson Agree To $70M Settlement Over Bribery Charges
Environmental endocrine disruptors promote invasion and metastasis of SK-N-SH human neuroblastoma cells.
Parabens Outlawed in Childrens' Products in Denmark
Wikipedia: Mineral Oil
Lawsuit proceeds on Johnson & Johnson's baby shampoo
Johnson & Johnson and Wal-Mart Sued for Selling Toxic Baby Shampoo
Third Johnson & Johnson Plant Under Investigation
New York Times: Can Johnson & Johnson Get Its Act Together?
 

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