List Two Problems that Arise Due to the Use of Detergents Instead of Soaps. - Science

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List two problems that arise due to the use of detergents instead of soaps.

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Two problems arise because of the use of detergents instead of soap:-

i. Soaps are biodegradable, while detergents are non-biodegradable; hence, detergents accumulate in the environment and cause problems.

ii. Certain phosphate additives are added to detergents. These phosphate additives act as nutrients for algae which form a thick green scum over the river water and upset the animal life in the river.

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2014-2015 (March) All India Set 1

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