'Cancer-causing chemical' found in Johnson & Johnson's 'No More Tears' baby shampoo

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'Cancer-causing chemical' found in Johnson & Johnson's 'No More Tears' baby shampoo

Johnson and Johnson's child cleanser tests fizzled quality tests directed by the northwestern Indian territory of Rajasthan, as per an open notice from the state's medications guard dog, discoveries that were dismissed by the US drugmaker. 

This comes only a couple of months after Indian specialists propelled an examination concerning J and J's Baby Powder to check whether it contains disease causing asbestos. J and J said in late February it had continued generation of infant powder after government tests found no asbestos in the item. 

The Rajasthan Drugs Control Organization's notice dated March 5 said that the examples of J and J's infant cleanser taken from two clumps had fizzled the quality test as they contained "hurtful fixings". It didn't detailed. 


A J and J representative said that the outcomes it got from the guard dog showed that formaldehyde had been found in the examples. Formaldehyde, utilized in making building materials, is a known cancer-causing agent. 

"We don't acknowledge the between time results given to us, which referenced examples to 'contain destructive fixings recognizable proof positive for formaldehyde,'" she told Reuters. 

"We unequivocally keep up that our items are sheltered and our affirmation procedure is among the most thorough on the planet," the J and J representative stated, including that the organization has challenged the break test consequences of the administration examination that depended on "obscure and unspecified techniques". 

The two clumps of the child cleanser tried are expected to lapse in September 2021 and were made at the organization's plant in the northern province of Himachal Pradesh, as indicated by the guard dog's notice. 

"We have affirmed to the Indian specialists that we don't include formaldehyde as a fixing in our cleanser nor does Johnson's infant cleanser contain any fixing that can discharge formaldehyde after some time," the organization representative said. 

The Rajasthan Drugs Control Organization and India's Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) were not quickly accessible to remark. 

The government controller and its partners in Indian states propelled an examination concerning J and J's Baby Powder following a Reuters report in December that the firm knew for quite a long time that disease causing asbestos could be found in the item. 

J and J has depicted the Reuters article as "uneven, false and fiery". 

J and J's Baby Powder is a standout amongst the most perceived outside brands in the nation. The organization drives deals in the Indian infant and youngster toiletries showcase, as indicated by statistical surveying supplier Euromonitor.