Detergents and surfactants. Used in car washes, garage floor cleaners, engine degreasers, and in 90% of personal-care products that foam.
Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES):
SLS is often confused with a related cleaning chemical called sodium laureth sulfate, or SLES, which is used for similar purposes. SLES can also irritate skin and eyes, but SLES has a bigger problem all its own: it is frequently contaminated by a carcinogen called 1,4 dioxane, which is commonly created as a manufacturing process by-product. Many consumers have trouble keeping SLES and SLS apart. They do sound very similar. This may be responsible for the mistaken idea that SLS causes cancer.
The good news is that neither SLES nor SLS is required for consumer products to work. Many formulations, including shampoos and toothpastes, are available in SLS-free versions . Check the ingredients panels of the cleaning and personal care products you use for SLES and SLS to avoid either.
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