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EU to Ban Phosphates in Detergents?

12:52 PM MDT | July 25, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

The European Commission will introduce proposals in 2008 to ban phosphates in detergents sold in the European Union (EU), according to a recent commission report. The commission says it will wait until 2008 to take into account the findings of an ongoing environmental impact assessment on phosphate from detergents. The extent of any ban would be determined by the EU’s scientific committee on health and environmental risks. Phosphates in wastewater are blamed for causing algal blooms in fresh...

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