For a long time detergents were made using phosphate. phosphate, chemical compounds, which strongly soften the water and raise the detergency. Due to the action of phosphate significantly enhances the effect of other components in the composition are agents. At the same time the negative effect of phosphates on the environment. When after use, eg, washing powder, Phosphates come from runoff into water. They cause the rapid growth of blue-green algae. Those, in turn, closed surface water bodies, cutting off the supply of oxygen and sunlight. Upon decomposition, blue-green algae in huge quantities recovered ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, methane. Killing all life in the water basin. One gram tripolyphosphate enough for the growth of ten kilograms of blue-green algae. In Ukraine, it is discharged into bodies of water around 100 thousand tons per year.
Also phosphates detrimental effect on the human body. They are very bad rinse. Accordingly, with clothes through the pores of the skin into the blood. Alter the percentage of hemoglobin. As a consequence of renal function violated, roasted. Altered biochemical processes.
In alternative to the use of phosphates and began to produce washing detergents with substitution. Instead phosphates on zeolites. They perform the functions of phosphates, but do not have such harmful effects. Zeolites ion hardness salts removed and replaced them with sodium ions. Since zeolites are more expensive yelement, Unphosphatic means the price above. But whether or not a difference in the consequences that brings to the application of phosphate detergents?