Definitions

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  • n. Any of a family of closely related organic compounds, a subset of the alkylphenols, that are precursors to commercially important detergents.

Etymologies

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nonyl +‎ phenol

Examples

  • Over the past half-century, epoxy paint manufacturers have used a chemical called nonylphenol to harden their products.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • The Youngor facility in Ningbo, near Shanghai, was found to have discharged nonylphenol, an endocrine disruptor that builds up in the food chain, perfluorinated chemicals, which can have an adverse effect on the liver and sperm counts, as well as a cocktail of other toxins.

    Greenpeace report links western firms to Chinese river polluters

  • Among the chemicals known to affect breast development and cancer susceptibility in animal studies, according to the report, are pesticides such as atrazine, used in agriculture; dioxins, an industrial pollutant found in some fatty foods; bisphenol A (BPA), found in some water bottles and canned foods; polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants, and nonylphenol (a breakdown product found in certain laundry detergents).

    Early chemical exposures may affect breast health

  • The endocrine disruptors nonylphenol and octylphenol exert direct effects on T cells to suppress Th1 development and enhance Th2 development.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Most common surfactants [nonylphenol ethoxylate (NPE) and the whole class of alkylphenol ethoxylate surfactants (APEs)] are made from petroleum, a non-renewable resource.

    Christopher Gavigan: 5 Secrets Conventional Cleaning Product Manufacturers Don't Want You to Know

  • A plastic called p-nonylphenol masquerades as estrogen; in lab animals, finds John Sumpter of Britain's Brunel University, it can inhibit the growth of testicles.

    The Great Impostors

  • 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.

    You Staying Young

  • In addition, QUAKERCLEAN ® 624 CP does not contain any strong acids, strong alkalis, nonylphenol ethoxylates NPE, solvents, ozone-depleting compounds, silicates, phosphates or chelating agents.

  • Inquiry taskforce member Dr Matt Landos has been reported as saying the report, due to be released soon, would show the mutations found at Sunland Fish Hatchery were the result of a toxic cocktail including carbendazim, nonylphenol, beta-cyfluthrin, methidathion, trichlorfon, methoxyfenozide, atrazine and endosulfan.

    sunshinecoastdaily.com.au: The Sunshine Coast Daily

  • The chemicals include benzidine dyes, hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD, a category of flame retardants) and nonylphenol/nonylphenol ethoxylates (NP/NPEs).

    GreenBiz.com Green and Sustainable Business News

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