The Household Products Database

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Other Multi-Syllable Mysteries in Your Toothpaste

We have all noticed those difficult-to-pronounce ingredients listed on most, if not all, of our common household product labels. Many of us have even gone to great lengths to mine authoritative information online regarding chemical ingredients only to retrieve hundreds of thousands of hits oriented towards either marketing or urban legend.

So, next time you dare to perform a Google search on “Carbomer 956”, a substance commonly found in tootpaste, think Household Products Database insead. Here’s an example of how it works.

  1. Go to the Household Products Database website at the URL listed above.
  2. Assume you are investigating ingredients found in different brands of toothpaste.
  3. Click on the “Products” tab at the top.
  4. Click “Search” on the submenu of  the products tab.
  5. Click the second radio button to search as “Type of Product“.
  6. Type the word “Toothpaste” in the empty textbox.
  7. Highlight “Personal Care/Use” on the dropdown menu.
  8. Click the “Search” button.
  9. Search results will display listing brands included in this database.
  10. Click Aquafresh All Tartar Control Toothpaste, at the top of the list.
  11. Notice you have retrieved information about the brand, manufacturer, health effects, handling/disposal, plus a complete ingredients list on the product label.
  12. Scroll down the table to the “Ingredients” list.
  13. Click “Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)“.
  14. Notice you have retrieved information about SLS as well as a list of other brands containing SLS.
  15. You’ll want to mouse-over the content in these table to discover links to further information; the hyperlinks are not obviously color-coded or underlined.

Perform similar searches under Ingredient to discover which products contain them.

Household Products Database

What’s under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your laundry room? Search the Household Products Database to find out about the chemicals you handle every day. This easy-to-use database provides health and safety information on commonly used household products — like Comet!.

It will tell you how to store products, how to use them safely, what to do if things go wrong, and who to contact. Feel safer in your home — check out the Household Products Database!

Business Person of the Month: Dwight Brashear

Dwight Brashear

Chief Executive Officer/General Manager

Capital Area Transit System

 2250 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
225.389.8282 (Customer Service, Route, and Schedule Inquiries)
225.929.7740 (CATS On Demand)
225.389.8920 (Office)

Dwight Brashear - CEO of Capital Area Transit System“We all have a sacred obligation in all that we do to leave things better than when we found them.” – Dwight Brashear

Dwight Brashear is the Chief Executive Officer for the Capital Area Transit System (CATS) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Management from Azusa Pacific University. Brashear is a Board Member for the Young Leaders Academy and the Clean Cities Coalition. He speaks at numerous civic association meetings and is actively involved with local churches.

My vision for East Baton Rouge Parish is tied directly to those issues that drive our quality of life,” says Brashear. “I envision a time when quality of life issues are given top priority.” He continues, “There must be a a conscious decision to invest heavily in mass transit, libraries, parks, primary education, the arts…”

Brashear keeps up-to-date in the professional world by reading The Baton Rouge Business Report, Good to Great, and Thriving on Chaos.

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Safari Tech Books

Finding Business Books in Safari Tech Books Online

Safari Tech Books Online contains a number of business-related books. In it you can browse through the full text of books related to customer service, performance appraisals, business plans, and other topics. Just select the “Bookshelf” button at the top of the Safari Tech Books home page to look at all of the titles, both computer and business related, that are listed.

Medline Plus

Medline Plus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. It’s easy to use and full of information to help you learn about medical issues and maintain your health and well-being. Medline Plus offers patient information, drug information, a medical dictionary and encyclopedia, tutorials, videos and much more.

Medline Plus is an outstanding customer health resource. Check it out and add it to your Favorites list today!!

p4A Antiques Reference Database

p4A Antiques Reference database logo

Do you like antiques? Are you a collector? Or do you just like to look at the things on the Antiques Roadshow? Well, if you answered YES to any of these questions, you’ll really enjoy using the p4A Antiques Reference database!

The information in this interesting database is drawn from the fifty leading regional auction houses located throughout the United States, plus other selected specialist auctions. In it, you’ll find pictures of hundreds of antiques and collectibles offered at auction. The sale prices are included and often there are auction notes about the item.

A wonderful resource for the serious collector and just plain fun for the rest of us!