# Is there a pH range for “neutral” detergents?

There exist many home made pH scales like these

But do any of you know if there is an "official" scale that defines if a neutral detergent is 7 sharp or within a range _______?

• Strictly speaking, anything other than pH 7 is not neutral, because it has an imbalance in the ratio of $\ce{H+}$ to $\ce{OH-}$. – Michiel Nov 6 '14 at 8:12
• I know that chemically this is the definition :-) – Norfeldt Nov 6 '14 at 8:16
• Well, I would argue that chemically$=$officially – Michiel Nov 6 '14 at 8:20
• I'm more thinking like public affairs or expert panel that is generally accepted as giving guidelines. Like some EU group og FDA declaration. What I could find was GSA gsa.gov/portal/content/113006 but not exactly hitting the spot – Norfeldt Nov 6 '14 at 11:44
• I have dissected the definition of 'neutral' in this question which might help. – Martin - マーチン Dec 11 '14 at 2:51