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2010-08-20 08:52:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Textile Rental Services Association of America (TRSA) is pleased that the federal EPA has recognized the TRS industry's efforts to reduce its use of nonylphenol ethoxylate (NPE). EPA's announcement Wednesday signals the agency's confidence that the ongoing voluntary phase-out of this detergent ingredient reflects a substantial commitment by the industry to protect natural resources. "This development reflects EPA's understanding that...

2008-12-02 16:04:00

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- ICL Performance Products (ICL), maker of Phos-Chek, the world's leading brand of wildland and structural fire chemicals, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Barricade International to market and sell Barricade brand Fire Blocking Gel. ICL will add Barricade to its line of world-class fire chemicals. ICL already sells a fire suppressant gel, Phos-Chek AquaGel-K, a powdered gel concentrate, used in aerial firefighting by CalFire and...

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2008-09-18 12:30:00

A chemical that can cause birth defects and cancer has been found in T-shirts that have been sold in Sweden, an environmental group says. Swedish Society for Nature Conservation officials say that traces of the chemical nonylphenol ethoxylates, typically used for textile washing, were found in 19 of 20 T-shirts tested by the group, The Local said Thursday. SSNC head Mikael Karlsson said in a statement that nonylpenol, a byproduct of the chemical, has been found to cause hormonal changes in...

2008-09-12 18:00:16

Valet Services Laundry in partnership with Norchem Corporation announced that it has discontinued using Nonylphenol Ethoxylate (NPE) based detergents in their laundry operation. This transition makes Valet Services the first major hospitality commercial laundry in the United States to become NPE-free. Valet Services has taken the lead to proactively protect the environment and conduct effective eco-friendly business practices. Valet Services Executive Gary Von says, "We are committed to...

2008-07-28 06:00:45

Cintas Corporation, in conjunction with Washing Systems, LLC (WSI) announced today it has become the first major industrial launderer to transition company-wide from a Nonylphenol Ethoxylate (NPE) - based detergent to a new, more environmentally friendly detergent for use in its industrial laundry facilities. With more than 175 facilities in North America, Cintas has begun the transition in several of its locations and plans to be completely NPE-free by the end of 2008. Benefits of...

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2008-02-08 11:20:00

Researchers have found that forms of fish containing both male and female traits appear to be more prevalent in areas with more farming and population density, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey.Although the cause is unknown, researchers assume that wastewater runoff of polluted chemicals is stimulating estrogen production in the intersex fish. Instances of the abnormality have been recorded over the past decade in areas including the southern Great Lakes, the Potomac...

2006-12-29 03:01:34

By Huntsman, Brent E; Staples, Charles A; Naylor, Carter G; Williams, Jim-Bob ABSTRACT: The fate of nine-mole nonylphenol ethoxylate (NPE9) discharged to an on-site wastewater disposal (septic) system was the focus of a 2- year investigation. Known amounts of NPE9-based detergent were metered daily into the plumbing at a single-family household. The ethoxylate-containing wastewater was discharged to the highly anoxic environment of a 4500-L septic tank before distribution to the oxic...

2005-07-12 15:08:27

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Exposure to the environmental estrogen 4-nonylphenol increases the risk of breast cancer in mice, a new study shows. This research is another example demonstrating that estrogen-like chemicals in the environment "have the ability to cause cancer," Dr. William S. Baldwin from University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas told Reuters Health. "Whether they really do or not is unknown." The animals' exposure in this study was much higher than that encountered in...


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