The Dangers of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Here is a great article about some common ingredients that you probably were not even aware of before. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate are used in many of our everyday personal care products, in spite of the fact that they are known irritants and may be associated with PMS, male infertility, breast cancer, and menopausal symptoms.

Check it out. It's a short read. Then start checking your labels!

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS ) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES).
The Killers in your bathroom?

Both Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and its close relative Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) are commonly used in many soaps, shampoos, detergents, toothpastes and other products that we expect to "foam up". Both chemicals are very effective foaming agents, chemically known as surfactants.

SLS and SLES are esters of Sulphuric acid - SLS is also known as "Sulfuric acid monododecyl ester sodium salt", however there are over 150 different names by which it is known - see them here. In fact, SLES is commonly contaminated with dioxane, a known carcinogen.
For more info, please click on the link to read the full article.

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