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Tuesday
Jun102014

Selenium Sulfide

Today's Chemical:
Selenium Sulfide

EWG Risk Score:
8

What is it?
This selenium compound is used as a hair conditioning and anti-dandruff agent.

What type of products is it found in?
Shampoos and conditioners


Why is it a risk?

  • Selenium sulfide is a suspected carcinogen. (Source)(Source)
  • Considered by OSHA to be a hazardous material. (Source)
  • Respiratory toxin / dust breathing hazard. (Source)
  • Some selenium compounds have been found to be reproductive toxins, that may affect fertility in women and development of fetuses. (Source
  • "Repeated exposure can cause pallor, nervousness, and mood changes." (Source)
  • May cause damage to liver and kidneys. (Source

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