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Unfavourable Effects on the Epidermis of Some Common Ingredients in Every Day Shampoos

  • K. Setälä
  • B. Lindroos
  • I. Schreck-Purola
  • R. E. A. Nordström
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Our interst only secondarily became focused on the damage done to the skin of some common ingredients in every day shampoos, because since 1945 our group had investigated the mechanism and therapy of experimental skin carcinogenesis in mice, utilizing these particular agents and compounds as methodological aids. Reference is made e.g., to Ekwall and Setälä (1950), Schreck-Purola (1969), Schreck-Purola and Setälä (1974), Setälä (1948, 1954, 1958, 1960, 1961 a, b, 1962, 1965), Setälä et al. (1955, 1959, 1960 a, b), Setälä and Ekwall (1950 a, b), and Setälä and Schreck-Purola (1976).


Sodium Lauryl Sulphate Epidermal Hyperplasia Detergent Micelle Sorbitan Monostearate Polyoxyethylene Sorbitan 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Setälä
    • 1
  • B. Lindroos
    • 1
  • I. Schreck-Purola
    • 1
  • R. E. A. Nordström
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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