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Sodium Myreth Sulfate
Lauryl Sulfate: Sodium laureth sulfate is an ethoxylated detergent, meaning it contains alcohol compounds that undergo a process called ethoxylation. According to an article by david steinman in healthy living magazine, these compounds are often contaminated with 1, 4-dioxane, which the United States government lists as a "probable human carcinogen." however, no research has conclusively proven that sles or other. ...Read more
Irritating...: That ingredient makes it a better detergent, perhaps, but also is irritating to skin, eyes. On the other hand, claims about its carcinogenic properties have not been substantiated. Companies are hyping their products as sulfate free to improve their sales. If lauryl sulfate based products are working for you and not causing irritation, I would not worry about that ingredient. ...Read more
Not sure: Not sure about all those ingredients in our shampoos, conditioners, soaps, and creams. I presume they all end up in our waters when we shower. The site, http://chemicaloftheday.Squarespace.Com/qa/2011/9/26/sodium-coco-sulfate.Html, has a well-written answer. If the answer is correct, it sounds like the 2 chemicals are similar and equally good or equally bad, depending on one's view. ...Read more
Probably safe but...: There are many articles that discuss potential hazards of Sodium Laureth (and Laurel) Sulfate such as this one: http://tinyurl.com/ds9o However, this is a good article that states that many of the concerns are not supported by science: http://tinyurl.com/zkvoeec So it seems reasonably safe. To learn about the safety of chemicals in common products like shower gels see http://tinyurl.com/zemgqgl ...Read more
I have an allergy to sulfur. Would this allergy mean I am allergic to sodium laureth sulfate found in body wash?
Can you clarify: Can you please clarify your allergy. Sulfur is a molecule, sulfate is made up of sulfur and oxygen molecules, thus it is a different compound. Also, sulfa antibiotics such as sulfamethoxyzole can cause an allergic reaction in some people, and thus these people need to avoid sulfa based antibiotics, and not necessarily sulfur, or sulfate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is sodium lauryl sulfate found in toothpaste and cosmetics actually a poison in cummulated levels?
Ingredients: I would read the back to see the listed ingredients. ...Read more
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