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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:24 PM

Baby Soaps and Shampoos Trigger Positive Marijuana Tests

Source: Time Healthland

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Baby Soaps and Shampoos Trigger Positive Marijuana Tests
By Maia Szalavitz | @maiasz | June 19, 2012 | 7

Commonly used baby soaps and shampoos, including products from Johnson & Johnson, Aveeno and CVS, can trigger a positive result on newborns’ marijuana screening tests, according to a recent study. A minute amount of the cleansing products in a urine sample — just 0.1 milliliters or less — was found to cause a positive result.

Researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, began studying the issue after an unusually high number of newborns in their nursery began testing positive for marijuana exposure. Newborn screening for marijuana at hospitals, particularly among babies of women who are considered at high risk of drug use, is not uncommon: at U.N.C. Chapel Hill, 10% to 40% of newborns are tested.

Positive results can precipitate an investigation by child welfare authorities. “We really did this to help protect families from being falsely accused,” study co-author Dr. Carl Seashore, a pediatrician in the U.N.C. Chapel Hill newborn nursery, told My Health News Daily.

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Soaps that were specifically associated with false-positive marijuana test results include Johnson & Johnson’s Bedtime Bath, CVS Night-Time Baby Bath, Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Creamy Wash and Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo.




Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2012/06/19/baby-soaps-and-shampoos-trigger-positive-marijuana-tests/



Wow! I wonder if my adult Aveeno products have this effect!

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hue Jun 2012 OP
Ian David Jun 2012 #1
clang1 Jun 2012 #8
drm604 Jun 2012 #2
waddirum Jun 2012 #14
azurnoir Jun 2012 #3
abelenkpe Jun 2012 #4
jtuck004 Jun 2012 #5
awoke_in_2003 Jun 2012 #7
sofa king Jun 2012 #9
abelenkpe Jun 2012 #15
bluedigger Jun 2012 #6
Heywood J Jun 2012 #10
Butterbean Jun 2012 #11
mainer Jun 2012 #12
Uncle Joe Jun 2012 #13
Enrique Jun 2012 #16

Response to hue (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:27 PM

1. All of the night-time, calming, and soothing products. Hmmm.... n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:05 PM

8. All of the night-time, calming, and soothing products. Hmmm.... n/t

 

hahah lol.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:28 PM

2. I wonder if there have been babies taken away because of this.

This kind of thing really angers me. How many innocents have suffered from the "war" on drugs?

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Response to drm604 (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 02:21 PM

14. I had no idea that they test newborns for cannabis metabolites

I think it is a violation of the baby's and the mother's civil rights to be drug tested without prior consent.

Consuming cannabis during pregnancy is a valid form nausea- and pain- control.

To think that CPS could take away a newborn because of cannabis metabolites is barbaric.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:32 PM

3. wow yet another way to break-up the families of the poor and nonwhite

luckily my state has laws against such tests on mothers and babies without a court order

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Response to hue (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:38 PM

4. Whoa

We use the night time soothing baby wash for our kiddos. Love that stuff! It smells nice.

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:49 PM

5. Have you noticed unexplained empty baby food jars in the kitchen?


Oh, noes, you're an ENABLER.

I hate those stupid commercials...

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:03 PM

7. I bet they do...

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 12:07 AM

9. That explains everything!

Just look at kids, chasing after anything colorful, demanding Xboxes, eating all the Little Debbies, watching Gumby and Mr. Rodgers. Sharing and playing with each other.

Obviously, they're high.

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Response to sofa king (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 04:58 PM

15. :) nt

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Response to hue (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:06 PM

6. That's odd.

I use all of those.


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Response to hue (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 07:13 AM

10. "10% to 40% of newborns are tested"

Let me guess - the black ones and the brown ones?

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Response to hue (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 09:36 AM

11. What the hell? I should forward this to my nurse manager. Weird.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 09:48 AM

12. Thanks for posting this. It's astonishing news.

And makes you wonder how many families have been terribly harmed by stupid marijuana testing.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 11:02 AM

13. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, hue.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 06:03 PM

16. do they have search warrants to do these tests?

are the big-government conservatives raising the alarm over this intrusion?

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