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sodium or potassium salts of long chain fatty acids. These detergent substances are obtained by boiling natural oils or fats with caustic alkali. Sodium soaps are harder and are used as topical anti-infectives and vehicles in pills and liniments; potassium soaps are soft, used as vehicles for ointments and also as topical antimicrobials.

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... some idea of "bacteria density" or parts per gram. I'm not sure if it matters, but the water may be contaminated with fertilizer, soaps, etc... Is there some kind of quick test that can help me out with that? Or is the best way to get some sort of field microscope and put a sample ...

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... grown for seeds, which are widely used for preparing oils. This oil is used in various purposes like as a lubricants,in the manufacture of soaps,various medicinal uses etc.

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Discussion of Cocamidopropyl betaine

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Topic: Discussion of Cocamidopropyl betaine
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... Enzyme like glutathione peroxidase must act on these radicals to prevent the harmful effect to the cells. Nowadays, glutatathione-containing soaps are were widely sold to markets believing on its promising effect of making the skin look younger and healthier.

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Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:59 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Human aging
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