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Octylphenol is an alkylphenol, and it is also a suspected endocrine disruptor.[1][2] Alkylphenols, including octylphenol, are used to make alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs), chemical compounds that are mainly used as synthetic surfactants used in detergents and cleaning products. Octylphenol has been found in sewage sludge.

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  1. [alkylphenols and alkylphenol ethoxylates, Chemical Encyclopedia, Healthy Child Healthy World, Accessed November 9, 2010.
  2. Alkylphenolic Compounds - Introduction, Accessed November 9, 2010.

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