Degradation of nonylphenol polyethoxylates by ultraviolet B irradiation and effects of their products on mammalian cultured cells.

@article{Goto2004DegradationON,
  title={Degradation of nonylphenol polyethoxylates by ultraviolet B irradiation and effects of their products on mammalian cultured cells.},
  author={Rensuke Goto and Toru Kubota and Yuko Ibuki and Kazuhiko Kaji and Ayako Goto},
  journal={Toxicology},
  year={2004},
  volume={202 3},
  pages={237-47}
}
Nonylphenol polyethoxylates (NPEOs) are widely used as non-ionic surfactants and their biodegradation products such as 4-n-nonylphenol are stable and have been demonstrated to be cytotoxic. In the aquatic environment, these compounds are usually exposed to sunlight, and while the correlation between the biodegradation of NPEOs and changes in cytotoxicity has been reported, the relationship between the photodegradation of NPEOs and cytotoxicity has not. In this study, we investigated the… CONTINUE READING