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SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE – WHAT IS IT? HOW DANGEROUS IS IT?
What’s The Fuss About?
Every health guru seems to be firmly on the side of anti-SLES(sodium laureth sulfate). Why? These are the allegations levelled at SLES:
Irritation of the eyes and skin
Toxicity of the organs
Developmental and reproductive toxicity
Neurotoxicity, endocrine disruption, ecotoxicology, and biochemical or cellular changes
A possibility of cancer or mutations.
At Simply Window Cleaning we always aim to use natural ingredients where possible. However, what studies are there to support these allegations?
According to Mercola.com, there are 16000 studies to be concerned about. Their article also goes on to elaborate more on the damaging effects of this chemical.
So, as a parent, what should you do? As owner of Simply Window Cleaning, I have children, 3 of them, and I always make it a priority to make informed decisions, due diligence, if you will. The conclusion I reached personally is that I prefer to use natural(organic, non-GMO) ingredients where possible.However, I also recognize that it is impossible to live life in a bubble, so I know that it is impossible to completely shield oneself from all toxins.
As an imperfect parent, I know that I can’t do everything that I would like for my kids, but I will try to do the best for them, nonetheless. What will you decide?