Commission to restrict phosphates in detergents

Cozier, Muriel
May 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;5/21/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 67, p34
Trade Publication
The article reports on the proposal of the European Commission to impose restrictions on phosphate-containing detergents across all European Union (EU) member states in 2008. The proposal is aimed at combating the eutrophication of the waterways in Europe. The decision follows the publication of the impact assessment report "Development of a European Quantitative Eutrophication Risk Assessment of Phosphates in Detergents."


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