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  • Writer's pictureSherry Fyman

1,4-Dioxane Never in our products!

Updated: Feb 8

You read the labels diligently and do your best to protect yourself and your family from harmful chemicals and additives in household and personal care products. But what about chemicals that are not deliberately added to products? Chemicals that form as a byproduct during the manufacturing process so they won’t show up on labels?

1,4-Dioxane is just such a trace byproduct. But “trace byproduct” doesn’t mean harmless. The Environmental Protection Agency advises that 1,4-Dioxane is a likely carcinogen to humans. Despite the documented health risks associated with exposure to 1,4-dioxane, it is still found in many consumer products. Shampoos, liquid dishwashing soaps, baby lotions and other cosmetics products could contain 1,4-Dioxane.

So how can you avoid 1,4-Dioxane? One good way is to look on the label for certain ingredients which have been subject to the manufacturing processes that yield 1,4-dioxane: sodium laureth sulfate, PEG compounds, or chemicals that end with -xynol, -ceteareth.

As a New York State business, Sunrise Lane is proud that as of January 2022, New York State will prohibit the sale of household cleaning products containing 1,4-Dioxane and will limit the sale of cosmetic and personal care products with certain levels of 1,4-Dioxane.

Sunrise Lane has always been ahead of the game. None of our products contain any ingredients that might lead to 1,4-Dioxane.

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