Bio D Washing Powder
This Bio D washing powder is a fragrance free, non-biological Washing Powder accredited by Allergy UK; its hypoallergenic, concentrated formula is highly effective while gentle on even the most sensitive skin.
Vegan, Cruelty Free, Suitable for Septic Tanks, Ethical Consumer Best Buy, Allergy UK
Paper & LDPE - This packaging is recyclable under code 7
15-30%: Zeolite, Sodium Carbonate 5-15%: Sodium Percarbonate. Below 5%:Sodium Metasilicate Pentahydrate, Anionic Surfactant, Soap
Suitable for hand and machine washing of all washable fabrics.
Concentrated, non biological.
Made in the U.K.
This washing powder is biodegradable in the environment.
Safe for use with septic tanks.
Sustainable, naturally derived raw materials.
What Bio D Leave Out:
PHOSPHATES: Used as water softeners and to improve cleaning, they can stimulate excessive growth of algae in the receiving waters. These algae often grow in such great numbers that the water becomes starved of oxygen, killing fish and plant life. This condition is known as eutrophication.
ENZYMES: Enzymes are present in all living organisms. They can and do cause severe skin irritations and asthma attacks. In the manufacturing process, enzymes can be genetically engineered and have been known to cause pulmonary haemorrhaging.
OPTICAL BRIGHTENERS: Used in laundry products to give an illusion of “whiteness”, they attach themselves to fabric to reflect “white light”. Clothes only appear cleaner. Optical brighteners are extremely difficult to biodegrade and can cause severe skin irritation. They can also cause mutations to microorganisms in receiving waters.
LANOLIN: The wax secreted in wool-bearing animals. Lanolin for cleaning products is often sourced from the cheapest grade sheep stock, often in less health than food grade or medical grade stock. Products containing Lanolin are not suitable for vegans or those who have animal welfare high on their agenda.
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE (MI) AND METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE (MCI): The preservatives MI and MCI are used in a wide range of shampoos, moisturisers and shower gels as well as make-up and baby wipes. But dermatologists warn people are being exposed to much higher doses than before, leading to a steep rise in allergies known as contact dermatitis where the skin becomes red and itchy and can sting and blister.
UREA: Yes, in some products you will find animal urea (derived from urine). It breaks down chemical bonds in proteins and is cheap and plentiful in supply.
BENZISOTHIAZOLINONE (BIT): Commonly used in everyday household items from cleaning products to paint for its preservative and biocidal qualities, BIT has been shown to lead to skin irritation and allergic contact dermatitis.
TALLOW: An animal triglyceride derived from beef fat. Tallow required for cleaning products is usually sourced from intensively farmed animals as it is the cheapest source. Products containing Tallow are not suitable for vegans or those who have animal welfare high on their agenda.
TRICLOSAN: Is a high production volume ingredient used as an antibacterial, often found in antibacterial liquid hand soaps. Triclosan was first registered as a pesticide and is known to be hazardous to humans through liver and inhalation toxicity. it interferes with muscle function and may also alter hormone regulation.
GMO / SMO: Genetically or synthetically modified organisms are now being added to cleaning products, which replaces the requirement for the use of palm oil. There have been no independent safety tests to prove that these methods are safe on humans.
CHLORINE BLEACHES: These are contained in conventional toilet cleaners, sanitisers, nappy powders, washing powders and dishwasher detergents. During the breakdown of these types of bleach, carcinogenic toxic substances are formed which are similar to the banned pesticide D.D.T.
PETROLEUM-DERIVED ADDITIVES: Most conventional household cleaners contain petroleum-derived additives and detergents. They often break down incompletely and contain toxic impurities that are highly irritant, cause allergic reactions and can endanger plant and animal life.
CHEMICAL PLASTICISERS: Added to soaps to make them softer and easier to machine mould.
PHTHALATES: A type of chemical plasticiser commonly used in cleaning products alongside synthetic fragrances to make them last longer. They have been linked to a whole range of health problems ranging from asthma to cancer.
GLYCERIN OR GLYCERINE: Unless specifically stated that it is from a vegetable source, glycerin/glycerine will be obtained from the rendered carcasses of dead animals.
SODIUM TALLOWATE: Made from water, caustic soda and the rendered fat from dead animals. SYNTHETIC DYES: Make finished products more visually appealing.
SYNTHETIC PERFUMES: Cheap substitutes for natural oils and essences.
TITANIUM DIOXIDE: A colouring agent that enhances the opacity of products to make them look uniformly clearer. Causes pollution in water courses.