Summary of Research
- Led by Arturo O. Rinaldi from the Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma
- Research reveals that sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) in laundry detergents can potentially contributing to the development of atopic conditions.
- Conducted on mice and ex vivo human skin, demonstrates exposure to common household laundry detergents reduces skin barrier integrity, with a marked decrease in electric impedance and increased transepidermal water loss.
- Indicated that changes in gene expression and protein levels related to skin barrier function.
- Highlighted the need for further investigation into the long-term effects of detergents on the skin, especially in those with skin disturbances.