THE EUROPEAN Commission has opened consultations on how the EU's detergents legislation can be tightened. In particular it seeks better ways to control the biodegradability of surfactants, (materials reducing surface tension), which can create foam in water supplies, and wants mandatory information for consumers on the content of detergent and cleaning products. New labelling is also sought for substances, which can cause allergies, with the possibility of labelling perfumes in detergents. Brussels said the proposed measures would extend test ...

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