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How Big Companies are Making You Unwitting Accomplices in the Toxic Water Cycle

Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs) in Clothes

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  • Nonylphenol ethoxylate (NPE) is a toxic surfactant used to manufacture clothing; when consumers wash their clothes, NPEs are released into local water supplies where wastewater treatment plants are unable to remove it


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