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- noun organic chemistry Any of a family of
organic compoundsobtained by the alkylationof phenols.
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Many conventional detergents, liquid soaps and shampoos contain chemicals, such as alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs) and nonylphenols (NPEs), that harm reproductive development in marine life -- and may impact human hormones, too.
Estuarine and coastal zone marine pollution by the nonionic alkylphenol ethoxylates endocrine disrupters: Is there a potential ecotoxicological problem?
Most common surfactants [nonylphenol ethoxylate (NPE) and the whole class of alkylphenol ethoxylate surfactants (APEs)] are made from petroleum, a non-renewable resource.