Toxic surfactants are chemicals in cleaning products that help mix water with oil and dirt so that they can be rinsed away. However, if the chemicals find their way into the groundwater they cause serious damage to the ecosystem. This often happens when we wash our vehicles and other items that send water straight into the storm drains.
Alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride Vapors are irritating to the eyes Corrosive to the skin Skin sensitizer Limited biodegradability Toxic to aquatic life
C 12-15 pareth ethylbenzene sulfonate Limited biodegradability Toxic to aquatic life
Dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride Irritating to eyes, skin, and lungs May be fatal if ingested
Lauramidoproplyamine oxide Toxic to aquatic life
Linear Surfactant Irritating to skin and eyes Biodegradable Toxic to aquatic life