Is johnson and johnson's product safe?

Johnson & Johnson, the U.S. healthcare giant, is the well known brand in the baby products for all over the world. They producing all kind of baby products like baby powder, baby shampoo etc.
Is johnson and johnson's product safe?
This question came to the mind of every Indians after the incident that Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently cancelled Johnson & Johnson India’s licence to produce cosmetic products at their Mulund plant. FDA’s order will come into effect from June 24. According to FDA officials, the order was issued in a case dating back to 2007 when they found that 15 batches of Johnson & Johnson baby powder were sterilized by ethylene oxide, a known carcinogenic and irritant. 
Is johnson and johnson's product safe?

Serious violations : "While ethylene oxide can be used for sterilization  the company did not bother to carry out a test after the process to check the amount of residue in the product," said FDA joint commissioner KB Shende, adding that the company can appeal to the State government before the order comes into effect.

"The products are used for new born babies. It is must for the company to follow all measures," said Shende adding that the traces of ethylene oxide, if any, should have been measured. The 15 batches in question consisted of 1,60,000 containers!!!.

Ethylene Oxide :
very important material used in large-scale chemical production. It also produces ethylene glycol, one of the components used in plastics. Ethylene Oxide has been used globally to produce solvents, lubricants, paint thinners and detergents.

At room temperature, ethylene oxide is very dangerous; the chemical is flammable, carcinogenic, mutagenic, and irritating. It is an anesthetic gas with a misleading pleasant smell.


What Effects Can It Do to Humans?
  • Unprotected and constant exposure to ethylene oxide can cause genetic mutation or DNA alternation which leads to cancer. 
  • It can damage the lungs and the cardiovascular system. 
  • Physical manifestation after exposure includes headache, vomiting, dizziness, sleep disturbances, leg pain, weakness, stiffness, sweating, liver enlargement and suppression of anti-toxic functions of the body
This blog post does not want to tarnish a particular company and its products, instead want to spread awareness to millions of people who using these products for their kid health. 

We want company should prove the product is safe by following all the regulations.

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