Helping you make healthy choices for you and your family
It's cheap...It foams a lot...It thickens with salt.
1. Harsh Floor Cleaners
2. Engine Degreasers
3. Car Wash Detergents
4. Laundry Detergents
Personal Care Product Use:
3. Body Gels
4. Bubble Baths
5. Facial Cleansers
6. Baby Wipes, Baby Shampoos & Bubble Baths
Quotes from various scientific articles
SLS can damage the immune system; causing separation of skin layers and inflammation of skin.
--Journal of the American College of Toxicology; Vol. 2, No. 7, 1983
SLS penetrates into the skin and into the eyes, and is also held in the brain, heart and liver. A single drop stays in the brain and body for a few days.
--"Doctor's worry: Is your baby safe?," By David L. Kern, "New Health And Longevity"
To prevent canker sores, avoid Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) which is often used in toothpaste.
--Brad Rodu, DDS, Oral Pathologist, University of Alabama At Birmingham School Of Medicine, in "BottomLine Personal"
"Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), the most widely used detergent in toothpastes, has been reported to cause adverse effects on oral soft tissues. This double-blind cross-over study indicates that sensitive patients may contract mucosal irritation through SLS in toothpastes. Less toxic detergents,..,are desirable in oral hygiene products."
--Herlofson BB, Barkvoll P., Department of Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine, Dental School, University of Oslo, Norway. "Oral Mucosal Desquamation Caused By Two Toothpaste Detergents In An Experimental Model," Eur J Oral Sci 1996 Feb;104(1):21-6, firstname.lastname@example.org (Read the article at National Library of Medicine/PubMed, PMID: 8653493 on the web.)
This 9-month clinical study "suggested that the denaturing effect of SLS on the oral mucin layer, with exposure of the underlying epithelium, induces an increased incidence of Recurrent Aphthous Ulcers (RAU)."
--Herlofson BB, Barkvoll P., Department of Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine, Dental Faculty, University of Oslo, Norway. "Sodium Lauryl Sulfate And Recurrent Aphthous Ulcers. A Preliminary Study.," (Read the article at National Library of Medicine/PubMed, PMID: 7825393 on the web.)
Also known as: Sodium dodecyl sulphate, Dodecyl sodium sulphate, SLS, Lauryl sodium sulphate, Sodium laurylsulphate, Sodium lauryl sulfate, Sulphuric acid monododecyl ester sodium salt
SLS denatures proteins of eye tissues - impairing eye development permanently.
--Dr. Keith Green, PHD, D.Sc., Medical College of Georgia
SLS is a mutagen. It is capable of changing the information in genetic material found in cells. SLS has been used in studies to induce mutagen in bacteria.
--Higuchi, Araya and Higuchi, School of Medicine, Tohoku University: Sendai 980 Japan
SLS is a potent carcinogen when contaminated with a nitrosamine.
--FDA Report 1978
A clinical study showed that "a significantly higher frequency of aphthous ulcers was demonstrated when the patients brushed with an SLS toothpaste. An SLS-free toothpaste may thus be recommended for patients with recurrent aphthous ulcers."
--Herlofson BB, Barkvoll P., Department of Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine, Dental Faculty, University of Oslo, Norway, "The Effect Of Two Toothpaste Detergents (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate [SLS] And Cocoamidopropyl Betaine [CAPB]) And On The Frequency Of Recurrent Aphthous Ulcers," Acta Odontol Scand 1996 Jun;54(3):150-3. (Read the article at National Library of Medicine/PubMed, PMID: 8811135 on the web.)
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