The published scientific knowledge of the impact of personal care products (PCPs) on the environment was recently summarised by Daughton and Ternes (1999) and Daughton and Jones-Lepp (2001). Specific attention has been paid to musk compounds and their occurrence in and effects on the environment (e.g. Balk and Ford 1999a,b). A very comprehensive compilation of toxicological and ecotoxicological data on household detergents and cosmetic detergent products was published by Madsen et al. (2001). Nevertheless, there is still a considerable lack of knowledge about occurrence, fate and potential effects of PCPs in the environment (Ternes et al. 2003). In this chapter, we will have a closer look at environmental effects of three related groups of PCPs: shampoos, shower gels and foam baths (SSBs).
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- Potential Environmental Risks by Cleaning Hair and Skin
J. F. Moltmann
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg
- Chapter 30