Surfactants: toxicity, remediation and green surfactants

  title={Surfactants: toxicity, remediation and green surfactants},
  author={Sharrel Rebello and Aju K. Asok and Sathish Mundayoor and M S Jisha},
  journal={Environmental Chemistry Letters},
Surfactants toxicity has induced a worldwide alert followed by various regulations. There are still concerns about the biodegradability and ecofriendliness of surfactants. Reviews on surfactants are available, but a concise manuscript covering surfactant types, primary and secondary toxicity of surfactants, evaluating the level of surfactant pollution worldwide, is needed. We review here the safety of surfactants in the aquatic system, in terrestrial ecosystems and for humans. We discuss… 
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