FoE seeks ban on alkyl phenols

Friends of the Earth (FoE) has called for a ban on alkyl phenol ethoxylate (APE) detergents and alkyl phenols. Many industrial uses of these compounds will be phased out by 2000, but a FoE report urges a total ban on their production and use because of their oestrogenicity and persistence and bioaccumulation in the environment.1

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