What is it?
Sodium lauryl sulfate is an emulsifier, surfactant, and foaming agent. In personal care products, it is a foaming and cleansing agent derived petroleum, coconut oil, or palm kernel oil.

How can I avoid it?
Skin contact with sodium lauryl sulfate is required for it to cause a rash. Discontinuation of exposure to products containing sodium lauryl sulfate should result in improvement and/or resolution of your dermatitis. By law, all products made in the U.S. for topical use have the ingredients listed either on the product package or the box that contains it, so check the labeling of your skin care products for this ingredient. If there is no information ask your pharmacist or call the company directly. At work, request a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) to help identify potential sources of exposure.

• Pesticides
• Herbicides
• Garage floor cleaners
• Engine degreasers
• Household detergents
• Car wash soaps
• Medical uses
     -Laxative in enemas
     -Dissolvable aspirin
     -Fiber therapy caplets
     -Prescription topical creams
• Skin care products/Cosmetics
     -Bubble bath
     -Hair colorant
     -Body wash

Other names for sodium lauryl sulfate:
• Sodium laurilsulfate
• Sodium dodecyl sulfate
• Monododecyl ester sodium salt sulfuric acid
• Sodium salth sulfuric acid
• Monododecyl ester

How safe is it?

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