There is so many products that is used in the bathroom that has Sodium Laurel Sulfate. (SLS for short). From Shampoo to Shaving cream and liquid soaps, you might also be exposed to SLS.
What’s the big deal about SLS? According to the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database, SLS is a “moderate hazard” that has been linked to cancer, neurotoxicity, organ toxicity, skin irritation and endocrine disruption. Question. Since when is cancer considered “moderate?” Let’s look at each one of these “moderate hazards.”
Cancer- There are different forms of cancer depending on the level and where it’s located on or in the body. Being exposed to chemicals in our food, water, and personal care items can effect our whole body to cause normal healthy cells to form cancer cells in our body.
Neurotoxicity- Neuro meaning nerves, the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and ganglia
Organ toxicity- Organs are such things as Kidneys, Liver, Lungs, etc. Toxic meaning poison; poisonous!
Skin Irritation- Anything from a mild itching that could develop into rashes and further irritations of the skin developing into different forms of eczema.
Endocrine Disruption– What is the Endocrine system anyhow? The Endocrine system involves our reproductive, neurological, and immune systems. Different chemicals can have an adverse effect on our Endocrine System.
After studying these definitions I don’t want anything to do with Sodium Laurel Sulfate (SLS) when I can avoid them using products that do not contain them. You have to read the ingredients each time you buy a product, but you too can be SLS free.
May your days be filled with good health, good friends, good food, and most of all; much love,
Dexter D Black
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