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Wednesday March 9, 2011
Beware the floor cleaner in your shampoo
AN ACADEMIC has warned against using certain shampoos which contain a chemical commonly used in floor cleaning solutions.Universiti Sains Malaysia’s National Poison Centre director Prof Dr Razak Lajis said not many knew that sodium laureth sulfate (SLS) was present in some shampoos in the market.
Dr Razak told Kosmo! that SLS, which makes the shampoo produce more lather, can affect the body’s hormone production and damage skin.
“This will indirectly cause the body to behave abnormally and expose patients to health complications,” he told the Malay daily.
Dr Razak did not list the types of illnesses caused by prolonged exposure to SLS but said that the scalp will become dry and itchy.
“It will also cause hair loss if applied frequently and continuously,” he said.