Research includes raw material sourcing & fundamental research on physico-chemical parameters

Human health

Research includes the development of alternative in-vitro methods for assessing the effects on users

Wastewater treatment

Research includes biodegradation under aerobic/anaerobic conditions and ecological risk assessment including agricultural soil

Freshwater environment

Research includes fate and resulting concentration of surfactants in a freshwater environment and their ecological risk assessment

Marine environment

Research includes fate of surfactants in a marine environment and the ecological risk assessment in a coastal environment

Environment and Health – Risk Assessment & Management

Joint research by the European Detergents and Surfactants Industries

For more than 25 years, the European detergents and surfactants industries have carried out joint scientific research on surfactants and their impact on the environment and human health. Research projects cover the key phases of a surfactant’s value chain and focus on the environmental fate and effects of surfactants and the consequences of exposure on human health. This joint research platform, ERASM, is recognised as a center of excellence for innovative, independent scientific research. This website communicates the outcome of this research and makes the wealth of scientific knowledge developed by ERASM widely available. Learn more about ERASM

A Scientific Research Partnership