Pesticide Removal from Clothing

Q. How can I remove pesticides from lab clothing?

A. You may recall we discussed using the detergent additive Tergazyme® Enzyme-Active Powdered Detergent to remove pesticides from clothing. Tergazyme is a phosphate containing enzymatic additive that can supplement your regular laundry detergent to enhance removal of pesticide and other compounds. In a regular home size laundry machine, use 1/8 cup added to your regular detergent. In a larger front loading commercial washer, add 1/4 cup to the regular detergent.

For best results use the longest possible rinse cycle settings available. Tergazyme is not a laundry detergent that contains florescent whitening agents and fragrances. Tergazyme does contain excellent dispersants, emulsifiers and wetting agents that can enhance cleaning significantly.

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