Baby Soaps and Shampoos Trigger Positive Marijuana TestsCannabis Culture By Maia Szalavitz, TIME
Tuesday, June 19 2012 excerpts
Soaps that were specifically associated with false-positive marijuana test results include Johnson & Johnsonís Bedtime Bath, CVS Night-Time Baby Bath, Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Creamy Wash and Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo.
Other products, such as Johnsonís Head-to-Toe Baby Wash, CVS Baby Wash, Baby Magic and even standard hospital gel hand soap, also indicated the presence of marijuana metabolites when tested
, but not at sufficient levels to qualify as a positive result according to the hospital labís standards.
The problem is almost certainly not limited to these products, however. Researchers also tested ingredients used widely in soaps and shampoos, including polyquaternium-11 and cocamidopropyl betaine, which both elicited positive marijuana test results.
So far, there is no explanation as to why the chemicals interfere with the testís function, but importantly, they arenít intoxicating; they donít cause symptoms of marijuana exposure in children. The researchers think minute amounts of the substances were simply washing off the babiesí skin into their urine samples and confounding the screens.Children taken from mom in pot raid inflame ButteASS.WOMEN TORRES' DRUGGED DRIVING BILLTake Action: AB 2552 Is Bad Science and Bad Law
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