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Public Enemy #1 – Sodium Laureth Sulfate, It’s in everything!

Dirty Dozen Chemicals: SLS

Bob Root, Keys and KODA Technologist

Many people that I meet ask me to describe why I do not use certain chemicals.  I tell them that my reasons are practical not political.  I generally explain in three to five stepped reason why I do not use certain ingredients.  Most encourage me to offer my simplified reason, so I am beginning to undertake why we do not use certain ingredients.  In this series of article, I will start with the Dirty Dozen.

For pets, we have to realize that perhaps the worst chemical that they come in contact with every day is Sodium Laureth Sulfate.  Why, because it is in virtually every home in many many forms.

When I am asked to list the top five products that come in contact with pets that contain SLS in large amounts, you would be surprised to learn what they are.

  1. Laundry Detergent
  2. Dish Washing Liquid
  3. Carpet Cleaner
  4. Outdoor Cleaners like Simple Green
  5. Pet Shampoo

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