Issue Date: October 15, 2007
A FAMILY of surfactants used in a wide variety of applications, from industrial laundries to pulp and paper processing, faces a growing regulatory and market squeeze. The most recent move came last month when the Environmental Protection Agency granted a request from environmental and other activist groups seeking toxicity tests on the long-term effects of these chemicals on aquatic life. EPA, however, rejected requests for product-labeling requirements and other regulatory actions.
The surfactants, nonylphenol . . .
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