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Powders which go to us: what does big washing threaten with?

Advertising of laundry detergents developed into fight of images and characters long ago. The memorable aunt Asya, emaciated seven children of madam Kuzovatova, the frenzied little man who under different masks still “goes to us“ …

I it apart from zvezdishch, stars and asterisks of cinema and a platform sharing with the country the most intimate - a secret of snow-whiteness of the before dirty linen. Housewives and mummies having many children, comely pensioners and a professorial type of the uncle in white dressing gowns, careless students and dirty children - everything invite from screens: buy, buy, buy!

But here trouble - praising highly numerous advantages of washing superpowders, authors of advertizing clips will never tell what price reaches these inconceivable effects. Will not tell, for example, that the phosphates added to detergents are the strongest poison.

All of us are sacredly convinced that if the product got on a counter if there is its massive advertizing, then it has to be at least safe.

However sincerity of the seller - in this case, laundry detergents - is doubtful. Whether you sometime on any packing of laundry detergent read information that if you increased the level of cholesterol or sugar in blood, hyperaemia of lungs began, nervous breakdowns, the irritation of integuments is a consequence of use of laundry detergent of this or that brand? Also you will not read. Because if new standards on laundry detergents and detergents took effect, 95% of production of the household chemicals made and realized in the consumer markets of Russia would be forbidden.

Those standards that work now, became outdated long ago. Still in 60 - e years in the USSR researches of influence of the synthetic detergents (SD) on environment and health of the person were conducted. Results of our scientists coincided with results of researches of their foreign colleagues. Only conclusions did not coincide: in Europe reacted as appropriate, at us the disturbing facts were suppressed not only from the public, but also from experts: doctors, chemists, ecologists, psychologists.

More than in fifty developed countries of the world in 80 - 90 years legislative restrictions or a total ban for use of phosphatic laundry detergents were introduced. To replace them synthetic detergents were developed and introduced in practice low-phosphatic and completely besfosfatny, on the basis of zeolites.

Today in Germany, Italy, Austria, Norway, Switzerland and the Netherlands the legislation forbidding use of phosphates in laundry detergents works. In these countries even shampoo is made for cars on a besfosfatny basis. In Belgium more than 80% of powders do not contain phosphates, in Finland and Sweden - 40%, in Great Britain and Spain - 25, in Denmark - 54, in France - 30, in Greece and Portugal - 15. In Japan by 1986 phosphates in laundry detergents were not in general. Laws on a ban of phosphates in stiralno - detergents work in the Korean Republic, on Taiwan, in Hong Kong, Thailand, the Republic of South Africa. In the USA such bans cover more than a third of states.

With what we are threatened by big washing?

It appears, detergents, especially laundry detergents, world science classifies as the most dangerous (!) chemicals for health of the person and environment among all substances to which the consumer contacts in life. So, the main active ingredients of all laundry detergents are so-called superficially active agents (SAA).

They act like poisons: in lungs cause hyperaemia, emphysema, in a liver damage function of cages that leads to increase in cholesterol and strengthens the atherosclerosis phenomena in vessels of heart and brain, breaks transfer of nervous impulses in the central and peripheral nervous system.

But to these harmful effect of phosphates is not exhausted - they represent big threat for the Wednesday surrounding us. Getting after washing together with sewage to reservoirs, phosphates begin to work as fertilizer. “Harvest“ aggressive Xing - green seaweed in reservoirs begins to grow before the eyes. Here they are our green inflow in the sea …

I not only in the sea. Seaweed, decaying, allocate in large quantities Metin, ammonia, hydrogen sulfide which destroy all live in water. Overgrowing of reservoirs and a contamination of medlennotekushchy waters lead to gross violations of ecosystems of reservoirs, deterioration in an oxygen exchange in the hydrosphere and create difficulties in providing the population with drinking water.

“As so, - the reader will exclaim, - but we here, in Russia, we use production of the known global manufacturers - in Europe and America also erase “Tayd“, “Ariel“ and others …“

All the matter is that in Russia global manufacturers “attached“ production forbidden in own country. At us - that it is not forbidden! Producers of phosphatic powders also resort to this trick, claiming: “We make laundry detergents according to standards of THIS the countries for 125 percent“ that really is the truth. And that at them in the homeland these productions are forbidden - words!

Moreover, in the homeland - to producers it is prestigious and fashionable to same firms to care for ecology.

On any new technology huge amounts of money - and here are necessary both let out phosphatic powders, and let out. The people both bought, and buy. Why something to change? Especially as prime cost of powder with zeolite is 20 percent higher than phosphatic.

By the way, two words about laundry detergents with zeolite - from them are less than harm! Who is abroad, quickly catches such nuances: in hotels the bed linen does not smell of fragrances (at us is it is an element of obligatory chic), in supermarkets laundry detergents cost much.

Generally, the sad picture appears. What to do? If to choose a passive way, then it is possible to buy SMS abroad. To me, for example, in Finland, near from us (I live in St. Petersburg). The “advanced“ consumers do it long ago.

There is also other way - to address to societies of consumers at all levels, to address to judicial instances with claims where we could is reasoned to prove harm to health owing to use stiralno - detergents.