All Delphis Eco products are all free-from
PHOSPHATES AND PHOSPHONATES
Traditional detergents are a source of phosphorus in waterways which causes over-fertilisation of aquatic flora like algae - a condition known as eutrophication. When these flora die, they decay and use up oxygen, causing the death of fish, invertebrates, and aquatic organisms.
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid (EDTA)
EDTA is a chelating agent that is common in household and commercial cleaning products.
EDTA doesn’t break down much in the natural environment making it a persistent pollutant which also contributes to the remobilisation of heavy metals.
EDTA is also potentially harmful to people and animals, causing problems from nausea, to kidney damage.
Alkylphenol Ethoxylates (APEs)
When APEs escape into the environment, they break down into chemicals called nonylphenols which can contaminate the food chain including human breast milk, blood, and urine. Nonylphenols are lethal to fish at low concentrations and can affect human and animal development.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
VOCs are organic chemical compounds that are able to evaporate under normal indoor conditions. VOCs can cause indoor air pollution and adversely impact the health of people and animals particularly those with underlying conditions like asthma.