What is it?
- Take a Sulfur atom and combine it with any other atom (except Gold) and boom you have a sulfate (salt).
Where is it used?
What does it do?
- It is a surfectant that removes oil and grime
- Makes a product foam
- Sulfur can be combined with any other element to create a sulfate except gold
- Sulfates do occur naturally and can be found in ground water. In high doses it can cause dehydration and cause a laxative effect on the body. This is more common in well water than city water.
- It makes bubble bath foamy
- Sulfate free products are available on the market
- Sulfates strip away the natural oils from skin and hair
- Sulfates kill fish and destroy our marine environment
- People can experience skin irritations, lung irritations, eye irritations to the compound