Laundry Chemicals to Avoid
Application of Biosurfactant as a Substitute of Synthetic Chemical Surfactant in Commercial Laundry Detergents
Almost all surfactants, an important component used in modern day commercial laundry detergents, are chemically synthesized and exert toxicity to fresh water living organisms. Furthermore, these components often produce undesirable effects. Therefore, growing public disquiet about the environmental hazards and risks associated with chemical surfactants has stimulated the search for ecofriendly, natural substitutes of chemical surfactants in laundry detergents. A recent study from our laboratory has shown that cyclic lipopeptide (CLP) biosurfactants produced by B. subtilis strains were stable over a pH range of 7.0-12.0 and heating them at 80 C for 60 min did not result in any loss of their surface-active property.69 Crude CLP biosurfactants showed good emulsion formation capability with vegetable oils and demonstrated excellent compatibility and stability with commercial laundry detergents favoring their inclusion in laundry detergents formulations.69
You can be exposed to boron in food (mainly vegetables and fruits), water, air, and consumer products. Infants, in particular, can be exposed to borates in products used to control cockroaches. Since boron is taken up from the soil by plants, it can enter the food chain. Although boron has been found in animal tissue, it does not accumulate and it is not likely that eating fish or meat will increase the boron levels in your body. Boron has been found in groundwater at very low levels. Background levels of boron up to 5 parts of boron in 1 million parts (ppm) of surface water have been reported. However, in dry areas where there are natural boron-rich deposits, boron concentrations can be as high as 360 ppm. No data were found on the occurrence of boron compounds in surface or groundwater. While current drinking water surveys do not report any levels of boron, it has been found in tap water in the past. Levels reported in drinking water were less than 1-3 ppm. There is potential for...
Biosurfactants are becoming important biotechnology products for industrial and medical applications due to their specific modes of action, low toxicity, relative ease of preparation and widespread applicability.63-65 Biosurfactants also exhibit natural physiological roles in increasing bioavailability ofhydrophobic molecules and can complex with heavy metals, promoting improved degradation of chemical contaminants.66 They can be used as emulsifiers, de-emulsifiers, wetting and foaming agents, functional food ingredients and as detergents in petroleum, petrochemicals, environmental management, agrochemicals, foods and beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, commercial laundry detergents and in the mining and metallurgical industries.67-71
Boron compounds are present in several consumer products. Sodium borate and boric acid are widely used in cosmetics. Over 600 cosmetic products, including makeup, skin and hair care preparations, and shaving creams, contain these compounds at concentrations of up to 5 (Beyer et al. 1983). These compounds have also been used in insecticide powders for roach control, in medicines applied to the skin at concentrations up to 5 (Beyer et al. 1983) and in some laundry products (Butterwick et al. 1989 Stokinger 1981 Waggott 1969).
Boron-containing dusts in workplace air (Table 7-1) may, at times, be exceeded. Other industries include manufacture of fiberglass and other glass products, cleaning and laundry products, fertilizers, pesticides, and cosmetics (U.S. Borax and Chemical Corporation 1991 Stokinger 1981). Median normal values of boron in human blood (9.76 mg 100 g) and urine samples from these workers (720 mg boron L) were reported (Stokinger 1981). Boron was not detected in a national survey of human adipose tissue (Stanley 1986). The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) estimated that the number of workers potentially exposed to boron increased from 6,500 in the early 1970s (NOHS 1989) to 35,600 in the early 1980s (NOES) 1989). Neither the NOHS nor the NOES databases contain information on the frequency, concentration, or duration of exposures of workers to any of the chemicals listed therein. These surveys provide only estimates of the number of workers potentially exposed to...
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