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[MOL] Sodium Laureth Sulfate

Hi!  My name is Karen and I am looking for some information.  I was hoping that somebody here might be able to point me in the right direction regarding an email I received recently.  Here is a copy of it-- I would like to know how/where I can find out if this is true.  Please email me privately at        karen.johns@usa.net
>Subject: Cancer Fact
> >
> >Check the ingredients on your shampoo bottle, and see if the
> following
> substance is listed: Sodium Laureth Sulfate, or simply SLS.
> >
> >This substance is found in most shampoos, and the manufactures use it
> cause it produces a lot of foam and it is cheap.  BUT the fact is that
> is used to scrub garage floors, and it is very strong.  It is also
> proven
> that it can cause cancer in the long run. This is no joke.
> >
> >I went home and checked my shampoo(Vidal Sasoon), it doesn't contain
> it;
> however, others such as Vo5, Palmolive, Paul Mitchell, the new Hemp
> shampoo, etc. contains this substance. So I called one company, and I
> told
> them their product contains a substance that will cause people to have
> cancer.  They said "Yeah, we knew about it but there is nothing we can
> do
> about it because we need that substance to produce foam.
> >
> >By the way Colgate toothpaste also contains the same substance to
> produce
> the "bubbles".  They said they are going to send me some info.
> Research
> has shown that in the 1980s, the chance of getting cancer is 1 out of
> 8000
> and now, in the 1990s, the chances of getting cancer is 1 out of 3,
> which
> is very serious.
> >
> >This is serious, after you have read this, pass it on.  This not a
> chain
> letter, but an important message which concerns our health.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> -- 
> Robert Liner
> Design Engineering
> Mitsubishi Semiconductor of America Inc.
> Three Diamond Lane  Durham,NC  27704
> Phone:919-479-3916  Fax:919-479-3309
> Email:rliner@msai.mea.com