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Name 5 disadvantages of using enzymes in industry

•may have allergic reactions on their skin
•they may enter waterways via the sewage system
•can be expensive to produce
•they denature at the high temps needed to kill pathogens in the washing
•some fabrics like wool can be digested by enzymes

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Name 4 advantages of using enzymes in industry

•effective at removing stains in biological washing powder
•saves money and electricity using biological detergents as they need to be used at a lower temp
•some are used to cure, control and diagnose diseases
•cost of equipment can be reduced