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Aug262013

SODIUM ISETHIONATE

Today's Chemical:

Sodium isethionate

EWG Risk Score:

0 (Should be higher!)

What is it?

Sodium isethionate is the sodium salt of isethionic acid, used as a skin conditioning agent. 

What are its risks?

  • Sodium cocoyl isethionate is created by combining sodium with isethionic acid. Isethionic acid is created by combining sodium bisulfite in an aqueous solution and ethylene oxide.  Ethylene oxide is a known carcinogen. Traces of ethylene oxide can remain in the product, along with carcinogenic 1,4-dioxane. (Source

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