What is Sodium Laureth Sulfate?
Sodium laureth sulfate (SLS) or sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES) is a toxic chemical that is used in many applications. The most common use for sodium laureth sulfate is a detergent and a surfactant. Sodium laureth sulfate is mainly used as a foaming agent. The toxic chemical is found in many cosmetic and personal care products. Products such as shampoo, sprays, soaps, scrubs, toothpastes and other like products. Sodium laureth sulfate is also used in garage floor cleaners, engine degreasers, and heavy-duty soaps in the cleaning industry. Depending on the chemical’s source, concentrations can vary making the chemical more dangerous or less dangerous.
Sodium Laureth Sulfate Storage – NFPA Classifications
Sodium laureth sulfate is an irritant and is known to cause eye or skin irritation. Sodium laureth sulfate should be stored in a well-ventilated, completely sealed chemical storage container. Depending on geographical storage placement, heating or cooling systems might be necessary. NFPA 704 classifications of sodium laureth sulfate can be found below.
The EPA monitors the concentrations of other chemicals, such as carcinogens, that may be found in sodium laureth sulfate.
NFPA 704 Classifications:
- Health: Class 2
- Flammability: Class 1
- Reactivity: Class 0
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Sodium Laureth Sulfate Storage Solutions
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