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The New Improved Tide - Not always Improved :(
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I have used Tide Laundry Detergent for my whole life. My Mom used it, so by defult, it's what I have always used.

A few months or so ago I started to get a very bad, itchy rash. I could not seem to get it to go away. So, I went to my doctor. Who couldn't get it to go away. He sent me to a dermatologist. Didn't work either.

Tried every medication. Nothing worked

Searched the house for anything new that I had bought. Nothing new in the house.

Tried to think if I had eaten anything new. Nothing new tried.

I was at my wits end. So I went on the internet one morning and just started researching everything that I could think of.

In one blog I found a mention of someone with contact dermatitis with the same exact problem that I was having. They mentioned that they finally narrowed it down to the laundry detergent. New Improved Formula Tide.

I ran over to take a look at my good old faithful Tide. There it was. Right on the box - "New Improved Formula".

Back at my computer I typed in "New Improved Tide and Rash". Pages of people having problems.

So I bought All Clear Laundry Detergent and washed every thing that could be washed. Rash is finally going away.

I may miss my old Tide (loved the scent and the way it cleaned the clothes) but I will NOT miss that rash.

     
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IAMS dog food has moths in it
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Rating: 1/51

OROVILLE, WASHINGTON -- I have used IAMS dog food products for 8 years, recently bought a new bag, it had moths in it. my animals became sick, runny stool and vomit, refusing to eat. contacted IAMS, their solution was to send me coupons for 2 new bags of the same product. one of my dogs is so sick took him to the vet. his electorlytes are low and protien is low. all of my animals are now on a special high protien diet, I refused the coupons, this is not the solution that will save my animals lives. this is like them saying oh, if we give you this then it will all be better, they wanted me to do the lab research and then send it to them, this is obviously not a new problem, moths in the food is reported back as far as 2003, 9 years and they still can't clean it up. my vet was shocked that it was IAMS that sickened my animals, lab test, vet bills and they want me continue to feed this trash.
I am telling everyone not to feed IAMS products, if I would have accepted their payment of coupons they would figure the case closed. P&G clean up your warehouse, if anyone is having this problem, the one question others ask is where in your state is the warehouse, well according to IAMS they make, package in their warehouse, it is then trucked direct to the store, so the problem lies in their factories. they are trying to pass the buck, it isn't their problem they just want the almighty dollar. to say that because we don't cooperate with them giving our information is a cop out, they just keep covering it up. PETA is after them too for animal cruelity, they test animals in their facilaties, the animals are confinded in dirty small cages. don't take my word for it do your own research, the fda also has many complaints. check things out for yourselves. don't attack those of us who have the sick animals, we are the victims here not IAMS.

     
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Procter and Gamble 1,4-Dioxane Cancer Causing Chemical And Brenda Kidd
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CINCINNATI, OHIO -- 1,4-dioxane is known to the state of California to cause cancer. It is also on California’s Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to cause cancer. According to the California EPA, 1,4-dioxane is suspected as a kidney toxicant, neurotoxicant and respiratory toxicant.

Many companies use ethoxylation because it is a cheap shortcut process to provide mildness to harsh cleaning ingredients. The process requires the use of the cancer causing Petrochemical ethylene oxide, which generates 1,4-dioxane as a byproduct of ethoxylation.

According to the Environmental Working Group, 1,4-dioxane is also a groundwater contaminant.

Procter and Gamble Tide, Ivory Snow Gentle, Tide Free, Gain 2X Ultra, Cheer Bright Clean Detergent and Era 2X Ultra Conventional Brands had significantly higher levels of contaminant, which is 1,4-dioxane a known cancer causing chemical.

Below are some of Procter & Gamble Products that contains 1,4-dioxane during a product conducted test.

Tide had 55 parts per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.
Ivory Snow Gentle had 31 parts per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.
Tide Free had 29 parts per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.
Gain 2X Ultra had 21 part per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.
Cheer Bright Clean Detergent had 20 parts per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.
Era 2X Ultra had 14 parts per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.

However, 1,4-dioxane is not included on Procter and Gamble products ingredient labels, but it is a cancer causing chemical.

1,4-dioxane is not only in Procter and Gamble Conventional Brands of detergents, 1,4-dioxane is also in 18 of Procter and Gamble Herbal Essences shampoo products too.

A product test conducted revealed that an Herbal Essences shampoo of Procter and Gamble, contained 1,4-dioxane levels of 24 parts per million. That is 14 parts per million, over the limit, which is 10 parts per million.

The cancer causing chemical 1,4-dioxane is considered contaminant and is not included on the products ingredient labels.
The Food and Drug Administration does not require 1,4-dioxane to be listed on labels of personal care products, defining it as a contaminant rather than an ingredient because it is produced during manufacturing.

Procter and Gamble agreed to reformulate after an Environmental health consumer advocate filed a notice of intent to sue in California, under Proposition 65, the state’s landmark toxics law. Procter and Gamble agreed to reformulate 18 of their Herbal Essences products to reduce levels of 1,4-dioxane to 10 parts per million or below.
1,4-dioxane is found in personal care products (shampoos, Cosmetics, deodorants, toothpastes and mouthwashes) and household cleaning products.

If you digested or swallowed toothpaste and mouthwash, can 1,4-dioxane get in your system and cause severe Lung, Esophagus and Stomach Cancer?
If you cut yourself, while you are shaving on any part of your body, (under the arm) can 1,4-dioxane get into your system and cause Breast Cancer/Cancer?

1,4-dioxane is known to cause cancer and is considered contaminant and Procter and Gamble knows this, however, (through the years, over the limit amounts of) 1,4-dioxane had been in their products.

Breast Cancer is breast cancer.
Lung Cancer is lung cancer.
Esophagus Cancer is esophagus cancer.
Stomach Cancer is stomach cancer.

Cancer is Cancer, why would any group of people, knowing that 1,4-dioxane causes cancer put 1,4-dioxane in their products?
Cancer is devastating. It can be prolonged or it can be a rapid form of death.

Procter and Gamble Products that contains 1,4-dioxane are still on the market.

Procter and Gamble have failed to warn consumers about their personal care and household cleaning products, which contains 1,4-dioxane.

Products can be made without 1,4-dioxane.

     
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Disposable Diapers
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Rating: 4/51

CINCINNATI, OHIO -- On the package of disposable diapers you have printed directions on how to dispose of solid waste. However, every mother I know, including my daughters, do not follow the directions which state to flush a portion of the used diaper in the toilet. Instead, they wrap the diaper, with the solid waste still inside, use the tabs to secure and put them in the garbage. This has been a pet peeve of mine as it is very unsanitary and just shows how lazy these mothers/fathers are these days.

Isn't there a way your company can insure that the diaper waste can be properly disposed of?

     
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Short Fill of Gillette Comfort Advantage Shave Gel
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Rating: 4/51

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS -- I have been purchasing and using the Gillette Comfort Advantage Shave Gel for quite a long time from COSTCO. On my two most recent purchases I noticed that when the gel output from the can became so slow that it was not usable, the can did not feel like it was truly empty. Upon shaking of the can it was obvious that there was a substantial amount of product remaining in the can.

As I was getting tired of this being a usual occurrence with this product, I decided to open a can in order to weigh the product remaining in the can. There was 2.4OZ. remaining. If you do the math this translates into 27% of unusable product. In my opinion this is unacceptable, and what bothers me the most is that whenever I have called Gillette on this issue in the past, they always act as if this is an unusual problem. They are always very courteous, and always offer coupons on future purchases, but they just seem unwilling to admit there is a problem that needs to be addressed.

     
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Big Blue Spots on Tide Washed Clothing
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I don't usually buy Tide, although I always liked it because it cleaned so well, it was more expensive. So, when it was on sale, I bought some. For some reason the product inside the bottle is BLUE. I don't remember Tide being blue, think it was a clear color.
I have always poured the detergent in while the washer was filling. However, it seems that Tide contains a dye and it stains my clothing. It looks like wherever it touches on dry clothes as the washer is filling it just attaches like a regular stain.
Now, I am NEVER going to use Tide again. I see others have problems as well. I am going back to the cheap stuff and a clear detergent that has no added color in the liquid they merchandise.
I wonder if they are buying it from China nowadays, like everyone else?!!!
Thanks, hope this helps others.

     
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Solution to Problem of High Costs for Packaging / Today's News
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I buy a lot of things in half empty packages. Companies could avoid increased costs for packaging by making the packages half as big.

     
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Complaint
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CINCINNATI, OHIO -- I have been using this product for 20+ years and in less than six months it doubled in price and I was not pleased with the out come of this roduct as I have been in the past, I an not sure what the company changed or why the price went that much higher in such a short time and the product was not as well, I am not happy with the results.

     
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Dawn as a grease remove on a stove
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OHIO -- I'm pretty broke these days but one of the luxuries I always try to afford is DAWN! I have used it to wash my hair, clean my ex husbands greasy clothes and grease stains from my uniforms that I thought would never come out with anything. But DAWN never lets me down. Recently I bought some grease remover to clean up an old kitchen stove that had not been used or cleaned in years, the grease remover that cost $6.59 did not work! I thought maybe DAWN will work and to my surprise this old stove cleaned up like new, the white is so bright it'll give you a headache to look at it when the sun shines through the window on it even the knobs shine and the Dawn didn't take off the numbers on the knobs a mistake I made years ago with 409. Thank you Procter and Gamble for DAWN! I love it, it's one of the best products on the market.

     
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Offensive ad for Luvs diapers
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The ad airing for Luvs diapers involving a toddler poop off is offensive and disgusting. I leave the room or change channels when it comes on. I hesitate to buy any of their brand name items now because I keep seeing that revolting commercial associated with their brand.

     
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