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SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE

Score:

Data: Limited

  • Other Concerns
  • Functions
  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Use restrictions (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate), and Contamination concerns (high)

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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shampoo646 products
body wash/cleanser600 products
liquid hand soap350 products
facial cleanser123 products
conditioner111 products
bubble bath103 products
mascara95 products
exfoliant/scrub79 products
bath oil/salts/soak59 products
hair color and bleaching40 products
baby shampoo30 products
eye liner20 products
bar soap16 products
baby soap13 products
baby bubble bath9 products
shaving cream8 products
brow liner8 products
mask8 products
6 products
hair treatment/serum6 products
eye makeup remover4 products
facial moisturizer/treatment3 products
beard cleanser3 products
styling mousse/foam3 products
makeup remover3 products
foot cleansing2 products
moisturizer2 products
beard care2 products
hair relaxer2 products
makeup primer2 products
serums & essences1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
baby lotion1 products
vapor rubs1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
body firming lotion1 products
fragrance for women1 products
fragrance for men1 products
detangler1 products
sunless tanning1 products

Contamination concerns

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Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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Concern Reference
Human any irritant - strong evidenceCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
54 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Informational

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Concern Reference
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data Sources

  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

About this Ingredient's Score Range

  • This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products intended for use around the eyes due to increased risk of absorption.
  • This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products that are inhalable (e.g., sprays, powders) because of respiratory concerns.
  • Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met the program’s impurity and use restrictions based on EWG's review of the company's data.

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