- What It’s Used In: Cleaning Products, Emulsifiers, Solubilizers, Manufactured Antioxidants
- Problems Caused: Environmentally Toxic (Thus Making Us Sicker)
You’ve likely never heard about Nonylphenols, but no one would expect you to know about them. Yet they are used in manufactured antioxidants, laundry and dish soap, emulsifiers, and solubilizers. This is also part of the problem because this chemical is going to end up in the water via the sewers at least. It’s highly toxic to fish, which are then consumed by humans and harm us by proxy. The European Union’s REACH Chemicals Committee banned the use of nonylphenols in 2015 on all imported textiles and clothing. Only 0.01% of the stuff is allowed to enter Europe in any single product.