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Cleaning up personal care products

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Health care giant Johnson & Johnson will remove dangerous chemicals from nearly all of its adult toiletries and cosmetic products.

By the end of 2015, the company will reduce and remove potentially harmful chemicals like formaldehyde and 1,4 dioxane from its consumer products.

Vermont-based green cleaning company Seventh Generation says this is long overdue.

"1,4 dioxane and formaldehyde are probable human carcinogens. They're things that should not be in the products that we buy use and apply to our skin," said Martin Wolf of Seventh Generation.

Consumers won't find either of those chemicals listed on the back of their shampoos or lotions because neither is technically an ingredient.

Johnson & Johnson agreed last year to reformulate all of its baby products, including its No More Tears baby shampoo, by 2013.

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