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A group of researchers discovered a new soap molecule made from renewable sources that could "dramatically reduce the number of chemicals in cleaning products and their impact on the environment." A soap molecule is made of natural materials like soybeans, coconut,and corn. According to the article, normally soaps and detergents are environmentally unfriendly because they are made from fossil fuels and have many other chemicals. This new soap molecule is environmentally friendly, on the other hand, as it is composed of natural products instead and has eliminated many of the other chemicals.
I think that in order to actually help the environment a combination of fields must combine and support each other. This new soap molecule combines elements of
biology, chemistry, and environmental science.However, I do not think that the soap molecules will make a difference until they are adopted on a large-scale. Focusing on larger causes of the environmental problems will be much more beneficial.