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Doctor insights on: Sodium Sulfate

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more


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Is sodium coco sulfate safer than sodium lauryl sulfate?

Is sodium coco sulfate safer than sodium lauryl sulfate?

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

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Skin hygiene: is sodium lauryl sulfate bad?

Skin hygiene: is sodium lauryl sulfate bad?

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

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Is sodium coco sulfate safer than sodium lauryl sulfate?

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

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Is sodium lauryl sulfate bad in skin products ? Is using organic or sulfate free products better?

Is sodium lauryl sulfate bad in skin products ? Is using organic or sulfate free products better?

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

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Is it bad to use a lot of shower gel with sodium laureth sulfate in?

Is it bad to use a lot of shower gel with sodium laureth sulfate in?

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

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What is the aspect of sodium lauryl sulfate that gives you canker sores?

What is the aspect of sodium lauryl sulfate that gives you canker sores?

Sensitivity problem: This is the chemical that makes toothpaste foamy and spread out over your teeth. Many people are sensitive to it. Read the labels and stay away from it if you have this sensitivity. Sls is in many products. ...Read more

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