Jessica’s Lab Report: Protect Your Family From Exposure to Sodium Coco Sulfate

jlr_081416-01Sodium Coco Sulfate is used as a cleansing agent in shampoos, body washes and bubble baths and in many SLS / Sodium Lauryl Sulfate “free” formulas and is also used in “green” cleaning products.

Sodium Coco Sulfate typically contains Sodium Lauryl Sulfate that may be contaminated with carcinogens such as 1,4 dioxane and nitrosames. Check the labels of your “natural” or “green” laundry detergent or dish soap for this ingredient and stay away from products that include it in the mix.
How can you protect your family from exposure to SLS and other unhealthy substances? Jessica recommends downloading the Environmental Working Group’s new Healthy Living app that rates more than 120,000 food and personal care products. EWG says “Life is complicated, but making good decisions for your health doesn’t have to be.” With this app at your finger tips, you will be able to scan UPC labels and make healthy selections for your family.
A scientist at the Environmental Working Group, David Andrews, told the Journal that SCS contains SLS. “The general process of making sodium coco sulfate would have sodium lauryl sulfate in it,” Andrews said.
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