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Complementary Information On Some Ingredients
In Commonly Used Personal Care and Cosmetic Products
Betty Bridges, RN
Just a few links available through Fragranced Products Information Network. -- barb
- CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review)
SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate), Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Ammonium Laureth
Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate - a PDF file
The industry. -- barb
- ASK E [E-Magazine]
Safe Shampoos, Synthetic Oil and the Imperiled Economy
The Latest on Chemical Cleansers, Auto Emissions and Environmental Regulation
Compiled by Ben Chadwick
"Have you heard about the ingredient in shampoos and bath washes called
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Sodium Laureth Sulfate?"
- Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Environment:
Agents of Subtle Change?
Environmental Health Perspectives Volume 107, Supplement 6, December 1999
Excerpted from the full article:
"... Personal Care Products in the Environment ...
"...Personal care products differ from pharmaceuticals in that large amounts can be
directly introduced to the environment. For example, these products can be released directly into recreational waters or volatilized into the air (e.g., musks). Because of this direct release they can bypass possible degradation in POTWs. Also, in contrast to pharmaceuticals, less is known about the effects of this broad and diverse class of chemicals on nontarget organisms, especially aquatic organisms.**[emphasis added] Data are also limited on the unexpected effects on humans. For example, common sunscreen ingredients, 2-phenylbenzimidazole-5-sulfonic acid and 2-phenylbenzimidazole, can effect DNA breakage when exposed to UV-B (94).
The quantities of personal care products produced commercially can be very large. For example, in Germany alone the combined annual output for eight separate categories has been estimated (95) at 559,000 tons for 1993 (Table 3). A few examples are given below of common personal care products that are ubiquitous pollutants and that may possess substantial bioactivity. ..."
**I dare say, "less is known about the effects of this broad and diverse class of chemicals on" people . . . especially nontarget people -- those who suffer adverse events at the seond- and third-hand levels of exposure!!! -- barb
"90% of all commercial soap shampoos use a detergent called sodium dodecylsulfate
(SDS) or sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) and/or sodium laurel sulfate (SLS) that can be
retained in tissues up to 5 days even after a single drop."
- Hidden hazards in body care products Sodium lauryl sulfate,
a known toxin, lurks in most shampoos.
Reprinted from Spectrum, The Wholistic News Magazine
(July/August 1994 Issue, Page 37, Reprinted with permission)
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate in Shampoos: The Real Story
By David Steinman, from Healthy Living
- Warning: What Your Shampoo's Label Won't Tell You...
by Harry Terhanian
Taken from the Summer/Fall 1999 issue of Making Scents Magazine
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