The following chain letter has been widely distributed across the internet since the late 1990s. However, the information contained in the chain letter is false and computer users should simply delete the email, and not forward it onto their friends and colleagues.
The email reads as follows:
Subject: Go home and check your shampoo.
Go home and check your shampoo.
Check the ingredients listed on your shampoo bottle, and see if they
have a substance by the name of Sodium Laureth Sulfate, or simply SLS.
This substance is found in most shampoos, and the manufacturers use it
because it produces a lot of foam and it is cheap.
BUT the fact is that SLS is used to scrub garage floors, and it is very
strong!!! It is also proven that it can cause cancer in the long run,
and this is no joke.
I went home and checked my shampoo (Vidal Sassoon); it doesn't contain
it; however, others such as Vo5, Palmolive, Paul Mitchell, l'Oreal, the
new Hemp Shampoo from Body Shop etc. contain this substance. The first
ingredient listed (which means it is the single most prevalent
ingredient) in Clairol's Herbal Essences is Sodium Laureth Sulfate.
So I called one company, and I told them their product contains a
substance that will cause people to have cancer. They said, Yeah we knew
about it but there is nothing we can do about it because we need that
substance to produce foam. By the way Colgate toothpaste also contains
the same substance to produce the "bubbles". They said they are going to
send me some information.
Research has shown that in the 1980s, the chance of getting cancer is 1
out of 8000 and now, in the 1990s, the chances of getting cancer is 1
out of 3, which is very serious. So I hope that you will take this
seriously and pass this on to all the people you know, and hopefully, we
can stop "giving" ourselves the cancer virus. This is serious, after you
have read this, pass it on to as many people as possible, this is not a
chain letter, but it concerns our health.