But mainstream detergents still often contain the surfactant nonylphenol ethoxylate (NPE), which researchers have identified as an endocrine-disrupting estrogen mimic, meaning exposure to it can cause reproductive and other human health problems.
What does NP stand for?
NP stands for Nonylphenol
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- Non-Pro (hardware)
- Nonpolar (chemistry)
- Nonpublished (number)
- Nonviolent Peaceforce
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And a chemical called nonylphenol, which is banned from waste water because of its effect on the environment, was found in Spain and Italy shirts.
Another chemical, nonylphenol, which is banned from waste water because of its harmful effect on the environment, was found in Spain and Italy shirts.
Waste water samples collected from pipes that lead from the facilities directly to the rivers were found to contain metals such as beryllium, manganese, zinc and copper and contain chemicals including tetrabromobisphenol A, nonylphenol and octylphenol.
In this study, researchers began by spiking formulated sediments with copper, fluoranthene, tetrachlorobenzene, nonylphenol and ammonia, and tested the amphipods Eohaustorius estuarius and Hyalella azteca to refine their methods and standards.
has been granted a patent for a composition comprised of a first nonionic nonylphenol surfactant having an HLB value ranging from approximately 10-15; a second nonionic nonylphenol surfactant having an HLB value ranging from approximately 16-20; optionally, a bio-film permeation agent; and an aqueous solvent, wherein a total of the first surfactant and the second surfactant in the composition ranges from approximately 220% by weight of a total weight of the composition and a ratio of the second surfactant to the first surfactant in the composition ranges from 2:1-4:1.
is 100% free of nonylphenol, an alleged "endocrine disruptor" or hormone mimicker.