Lauryl Sulfate Profile
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Baker, Brian P.; Grant, Jennifer A.
Lauryl sulfate, otherwise known as hydrogen dodecyl sulfate, is an anionic surfactant. It is not commonly used in pesticides, with sodium lauryl sulfate being the preferred form. Lauryl sulfate has selective antimicrobial activity and is also synergistic with various insecticides. Given current limited uses, there is little evidence that lauryl sulfate poses significant risks to human health or the environment.
NYS IPM Type: Minimum Risk Pesticide
New York State IPM Program
Community IPM; Integrated Pest Management; Minimum Risk Pesticides; surfactant