Date registered: Apr 2006
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Shampoo is Evil and so am I
No not the nick name for Champagne , put the stuff you wash your curly locks with.
Today's daft analysis features shampoo. For those unfamiliar with the Label Watch section, it basically looks at the ingredients list on the back of various everyday items and goes "oooh that sounds like a nasty chemical name, it must be bad for you".First on the list is sodium laureth sulfate (or sodium dodecyl sulphate/SDS as it is known everywhere else except ingredient lists).
"SLS is a cheap foaming agent used in shampoos and other toiletries, including toothpaste."
Unsurprising, considering it is a detergent and detergents are useful things to have in a product that is supposed to clean something.
The US Environmental Protection Agency says it's been shown that SLS produces skin and eye irritation in concentrations above 5%. (Labelling laws do not require the concentration to be specified!!?.)
I bet you didn't know that. So (cue sinister music), does shampoo have more than 5% SDS in it? Does it cause eye and skin irritation? This calls for a scientific test, so I've made one up. Here's the protocol.
1. Put shampoo on hand (DO NOT DILUTE).
2. Use hand to put shampoo in eye.
3. Note how irritating it is on a scale of 1 to 10.
4. Let me know your favourite brand of shampoo and your scored.
* I claim no responsibility for any pointing and laughing that might result from you put shampoo in your eye.
PS :Tomorrow we will be checking out,' what's that thing called ? Love ! '.