Science-in-the-box has developed several laundry multimedia tools to help consumers, students, teachers and parents easily understand how laundry products work and how people have used them, not just today, but throughout history. Whether it is about colourful ways to show the sources of soil or kitchen hygiene, these multimedia pages will demonstrate important information in an enjoyable atmosphere.

The fate of a dirtbuster molecule

Join us for an interesting journey in the life of a state of the art dirtbuster cleaning molecule. Find out how it is designed to ensure environmental and human safety. See how only the best compositions make it into final products and how they degrade post-use.


The Formulator

What is the cost, performance and environmental impact of your wash habits? Play with selected parameters and see how they could affect your bill, the overall performance of the wash, and the potential environmental impact.
This tool has been created using standard detergent formulas. It does not represent the latest technologies on the market and their current impact on the three analysed variables (Cost, Wash Performance and Potential Environmental Impact). It has been designed to compare different scenarios for demonstration and educational purposes and not to provide absolute numbers. While the principles are similar, P&G scientists use more complex tools to analyse products before they are placed on the market (see the LCA section in this website).


History of Washing

How did prehistoric people wash? Who invented soap? Explore the history of washing in a lively environment.

A printed version of this leaflet can be obtained by writing to:

Procter & Gamble,
Dr. M. Stalmans, Scientific External Relations,
Science-in-the-box Editor,
Brussels Innovation Center,
Temselaan 100,
B-1853 Strombeek-Bever (Brussels),


Hygiene Tips for the Kitchen

The carry-over and multiplication of micro-organisms in the kitchen can be prevented by observing a few simple rules. See for yourself and open our 10 interactive tips for kitchen hygiene.


Human Sources of Soil

Did you know that the human body produces up to 50 g of body soil per day? Experience our interactive sources of human soil.

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Illustrations from P&G's Science-in-the-Box website can be used freely for educational, non-commercial purposes provided that the source will be published as follows: "Obtained from (P&G website)"


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