Love foamy, bubbly, soaps?
I bet they have Sodium Laureth Sulfate in them!
This chemical creates the bubbles we love in our soaps, detergents, and body washes. Some other names of sodium laureth sulfate include: Sodium lauryl ether sulfate, sodium laureth sulphate, sulfuric acid, monododecyl ester, sodium salt, A13-00356, Aquarex methyl, and more.
- It’s a skin irritant (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_laureth_sulfate). Sodium laureth sulfate has been proven to cause irritations to skin and eyes.
- While OSHA and the FDA claim that sodium laureth sulfate is NOT a carcinogen, it does contain levels of dioxane, a known carcinogen.
- Sodium Laureth sulfate is proven to foster hair loss (http://www.livestrong.com/article/159171-the-disadvantages-of-sodium-laureth-sulfate/)
- Dr. Mercola lists that exposure to sodium laureth sulfate can also cause:
- Organ toxicity
- Developmental/reproductive toxicity
- Neurotoxicity, endocrine disruption, ecotoxicology, and biochemical or cellular changes
- Possible mutations and cancer (http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/13/sodium-lauryl-sulfate.aspx)