Mineral Method's products are made in America and developed to benefit especially the human body. With our new-wave highly effective "natural cleaners", we have chiseled out a niche in the worldwide marketplace that will change and enhance forever the…
Mineral Method's products are made in America and developed to benefit especially the human body. With our new-wave highly effective "natural cleaners", we have chiseled out a niche in the worldwide marketplace that will change and enhance forever the way cleaners are used in today's indoor/outdoor environment.
The most amazing thing to know about cleaners and the environment pertains to surfactants:
Three basic types of surfactants exist - anionic, cationic and non-ionic. 1. Anionic surfactants found in laundry detergents, often include ALKYL BENZENE. 2. Cationic surfactants usually have ALKYL AMMONIUM CHLORIDES. 3. Non-ionic surfactants typical in laundry detergents, regularly include POLYETHYLENE ETHOXYLATES. •Department of Health and Human Services classifies ALKYL BENZENE as a known human carcinogen. •Alkyl ammonium chlorides are mutagenic for mammalian somatic cells (https://www.sciencelab.com/msds.php?msdsId=9923038). •Nonylphenol Ethoxylate (NPE): A petrochemical surfactant, is found in many U.S. laundry detergents. This chemical has been banned in Europe and Canada in detergents. Be wary of detergents. Additionally view polyethylene ethoxylate MSDS: https://www.spectrumchemical.com/MSDS/T3123.PDF
Both crude oil and varied vegetable oils (includes coconut oil) originate in nature, making all feed-stocks technically "natural." However, all surfactants are "SYNTHETIC" as they result from complex processes, distillation, fractionation and hydrogenation. To make laundry detergent surfactants, they start by mixing caustic acid and feedstock (perhaps vegetable oil), and then it's burned down to remove the water content. Then they transfer the formula to a secondary tank and mix in a corrosive solution to further burn off any water content. Finally they perform the congeal process. This cools the product by using perhaps hydrochloric acid, hydrobromic acid or sulfuric acid. After cooling with an acid spray, the surfactants are distributed by all means of transportation to laundry detergent makers in the USA and neighboring countries.
The manufacturing of surfactants exhausts catastrophic plumes of pollution into earth’s atmosphere. In addition, fabrics, linins and clothing generally contain chemical detergent dust. Moisture caused by a person’s perspiration may activate the detergent dust (trapped in their clothing) and emit fumes. The fumes are often absorbed by a person’s skin and may cause any or all of these symptoms: Skin allergies, depression, aches, long term respratory problems, cancer and worse.