Substances in detergents | Danish survey and environmental and health assessment
Survey of ingredients in detergents on the Danish market during the period 2001-2018, as well as a health and environmental assessment.
This report contains a survey of ingredients in detergents on the Danish market during the period 2001-2018, as well as a health and environmental assessment of selected ingredients. The report addresses the following three main categories of detergents; laundry detergents, dishwashing detergents and all-purpose detergents, in which the following functional groups in the three main categories are included: surfactants, complexing agents, bleaching agents, enzymes, fragrances, as well as other ingredients in the individual main categories.
The report is supplement to the Environmental Project No. 615 (2001); a comprehensive environmental and health safety assessment on substances in household detergents and cosmetic detergent products.
The environmental and health assessment included selected substances and group of substances prioritized to supplement the report from 2001. The new functional groups were selected: antifoaming agents, represented by a group of siloxanes; the dye transfer inhibitors, represented by the group of polyvinylpyrrolidone polymers; enzyme stabiliser (4-formylphenyl) boronic acid); and enzyme activator (manganese-II-oxalate dehydrate). Furthermore, assessments were performed for the new complexing agents including: MGDA, sodium carboxymethyl inulyn, polyethylene imine, and sodium iminodisuccinate.
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