The chemicals substitution portal created in 2011 aimed at promoting the dissemination and sharing of information on the substitution of bisphenol A in food containers, extended its mission to other bisphenols and phthalates in 2016, and is now extended to new substances: alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEO).
Alkylphenols ethoxylates are a family of synthetic organic chemicals used in many industries for their surfactant properties. In the environment, nonylphenol and octylphenol, respectively degradation products of nonylphenol ethoxylates and octylphenol ethoxylates, are endocrine disruptors.
This new section of the chemicals substitution website presents concrete information on alternatives to alkylphenol ethoxylates.
For additional information: https://substitution-apeo.ineris.fr/en