The world's most popular baby product company is facing a boycott by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and moms around the globe. For over a century, Johnson & Johnson has been the go-to company for everything from baby shampoo to baby moisturizer. But all along, their products have contained cancer-causing ingredients. Some say the small doses aren't harmful. But small doses day in and day out add up to larger amounts of these chemicals in our children's bodies.

What's in the Shampoo?

Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo contains quaternium-15, a preservative that releases formaldehyde, a classified carcinogen according to the US Department of Health and Human Services and the International Agency for Research on Cancer. In fact, the World Health Organization has found a possible link between exposure to formaldehyde and leukemia.

But here's the kicker. Johnson & Johnson has removed quaternium-15 from the shampoo in some countries including Denmark, Finland, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Sweden and the U.K. However, the company continues to sell the shampoo with quaternium-15 in the United States as well as Australia, Canada, China, and Indonesia.

What Can You Do?

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics wants you to get on board with their boycott of Johnson & Johnson. The group has asked the company to commit to making the switch to the non-formaldehyde shampoo by November 15. Consider purchasing products that are safer in order to persuade Johnson & Johnson to make the change. You can even contact the company yourself and ask that they immediately stop making products that include these formaldehyde-releasing preservatives in all countries. In addition, consider writing to your U.S. Representative and asking her to support the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011.

All of our products should be free from cancer-causing ingredients, especially those we use on our babies. You can check what ingredients are in your cosmetic products by visiting safecosmetics.org.