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Thursday, April 09, 2009
DANGERS OF SODIUM LAUREL SULPHATE
Now that you are in the middle of spring cleaning don't stop decluttering until you have switched out your personal care products and dispose of anything containing soduim laurel sulphate (SLS for short). It's an agent that makes product foam. Products like hair shampoo, liquid dish soap, cleaners, bar soap, hand lotion and even soft swirl ice cream. SLS pulls the petrochemicals out of the plastic bottle it's stored in and can the combination chemical change can turn into sodium dioxin, one of the most toxic chemicals known to man. Sodium dioxin has been linked to a long list of health issues including cancer. To check the toxicity of your personal care products go to www.cosmeticsdatabase.com and click on "What's in your products." You'll be shocked the toxic levels of the products that absorb into your body everyday.
For a greener tomorrow read my new book "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Cleaning."