Thanks HB, I decided to still avoid as many chemicals as possible, but my mom thinks the Sodium Laureth stuff is a hoax from the greenies.
It's possible, but have you read my personal experience with it?http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,429.msg104.html#msg104
I used all of these products for 23 years with no problems and then all of a sudden, I just spontaneously started having problems. I don't know why it happened when it did, but the fact that it came on so sudden and it took so many years to cause a problem, it took me a very long time to track down the problem.
Still, today, if I use dishsoap, shampoo, softsoap and any other soaps, hygiene products containing detergents (SLS, SLES, ALS, Cocamide Betain), symptoms return including all over itching and hard blisters on my fingers. As soon as I discontinue use, it goes away (within a couple of days). I've spent nearly 10 years suffering and 5 years experimenting to make sure my diagnosis was correct and I'm convinced by experience (not the "greenies") that this information is correct.
I've recently done some more pondering about it and I believe that SLS and other detergents may be some of the reason, so people are able to mask symptoms of a low fat (trans fat) diet. This is all speculation; however, if you consider what dishsoap does to grease, think about what it would do to fats in your liver. Your body needs fats and if SLS takes them "out of your way", what do you suppose that does for your health?