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European Parliament Approves Phosphate Ban, Phosphorous Limit in Consumer Detergents
6:04 AM MST | December 15, 2011 | Sotirios Frantzanas
The European Parliament has approved the European Commission's proposal to ban the use of phosphates, and to limit the content of other phosphorous-containing compounds, in consumer laundry and automatic dishwasher detergents by June 30, 2013, and January 1, 2017, respectively. The measures included in the proposed legislation aim to protect aquatic life because the release of phosphates into waterways can cause algae to grow, threatening fish and other living organisms. "By strictly limiting phosphorous in consumer laundry and dishwater detergents we have...
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