Oct 062014

Common surfactants

Scientists have found that common surfactants – soaps, shampoos and detergents – actually pose a minimal risk to the environment.

The study analysed the potential impact on the environment of the enormous amounts of common surfactants used day in and day out by consumers all over the world. Several million tons of surfactants a year on a global scale. It amounts to billions of kilos, so these are substances that you really don’t want to release into the environment unless you’re thoroughly familiar with them.

It’s the most comprehensive and definitive report to date regarding the environmental properties of detergent substances in soap products – in other words, personal care and cleaning products.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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