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- v. To react with ethylene oxide
- n. The product of such a reaction
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Most common surfactants [nonylphenol ethoxylate (NPE) and the whole class of alkylphenol ethoxylate surfactants (APEs)] are made from petroleum, a non-renewable resource.
Both the OCA and Steinman are calling for misleadingly labeled "Organics" brands which include ethoxylate ingredients or otherwise utilize petrochemicals in their ingredients, to drop all organic claims from their branding and labeling.
Use dishwasher soap without phosphates or chlorine or nonylphenol ethoxylate NPE, which is called a gender-bender and feminizes fish in the waters where we humans dump our waste.