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The final ingredient to watch for is another hormone disrupter called sodium lauryl sulfate, or SLS. "[It's] a foaming ingredient which is used in toothpastes and in shampoos, and it's also used in antifreeze and in car shops," Sophie says. "[It's] a good idea to try and stay away from that."

If you can't remember what you should be looking out for while choosing a product, Sophie has an easy shopping strategy for you to use. "If you see a long list of ingredients with lots of numbers and names that you can't pronounce, you probably need to be looking for something else."
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FROM: Oprah's Earth Day Event
Published on January 01, 2006

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