The Gulf oil spill is not in the news as much this week, but the oil still flows uncontrolled day after day. As I have posted in this blog, I am more concerned with the dispersant that is being used to break up the oil into droplets that will drop to the ocean floor. Nalco Company is the maker of the dispersant and here is a PDF that describes the product.
I find it very interesting to see that Nalco claims that the effect on the environment is low. As you look through the information note this:
No toxicity studies have been conducted on this product.
Component substances have a potential to bioaccumulate.
That can't be good.