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Baby-Washed Newborns Fail Marijuana Tests

Family health-care providers and urine-testing facilities are being alerted that five widely used baby washes can cause newborn babies' urine to test positive for marijuana: Johnson & Johnson's Head-to-Toe, Johnson & Johnson Bedtime Bath, Aveeno Soothing Relief Creamy Wash, Aveeno Wash Shampoo and CVS Nighttime Baby Bath. Researchers can't yet explain why this is, but the washes are quite safe and there is no risk to the baby’s health. Those in the science and health communities are being urged to spread the word because such false positives both compromise and complicate testing laboratories' ability to identify actual, unhealthy exposure to illicit substances among infants. The discovery of the false positive pattern was detected by doctors at University of North Carolina hospitals.

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