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1,4 - Dioxane Analysis of Cosmetics

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1,4-Dioxane. SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate), which is an irritant for the skin found in foam-forming products such as shampoo, liquid soap, dish soap, bubble bath, shower gel, toothpaste, can occur during the conversion of the skin to less irritating SLES with the ethoxylation process. (sodium lauryl - ether sulphate).

In particular, products containing SLES (sodium lauryl ether sulfate), PEG compounds (poly ethylene glycol, polyethylene) ceteareth, xynol and oleth class chemicals present more risks in terms of "1,4-dioxane".

1,4-dioxane can cause unwanted side effects in the central nervous system, kidneys, lungs and liver.

Commercial products should not contain "1,4-dioxane" according to the European Economic Community (economic community formed by Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Luxembourg) cosmetic directives.

1,4-dioxane analysis is carried out by our accredited laboratory.

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