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Sodium Laureth Sulfate raises a low level of health concern because:

  • This ingredient is suspected of causing skin irritation, according to Cosmetics Ingredient Review Assessments.

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Sodium laureth sulfate, or sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES), is a detergent and surfactant found in many personal care products (soaps, shampoos, toothpaste etc.). SLES is an inexpensive and very effective foaming agent.[1]

SLES has been shown to produce eye or skin irritation in experimental animals and in some human test subjects.[2] Some products containing SLES have been found to contain very low levels of the known carcinogen 1,4-Dioxane, with the recommendation that these levels be monitored.[3] While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration encourages manufacturers to remove 1,4-dioxane, it is not required by federal law.[4]...

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