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.
I have used Tide Laundry Detergent for my whole life. My Mom used it, so by default, 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.
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 electrolytes are low and protein is low. All of my animals are now on a special high protein 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 cruelty. They test animals in their facilities. The animals are confined 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.
MADISONVILLE, KENTUCKY -- Yesterday evening my youngest son managed to get his little mits on a black permanent marker. Three year old, permanent marker-need I say more. I purchased these little Mr. Clean magic erasers about two weeks ago just for these situations. And I am not too overly impressed with them. We had permanent marker all over the linoleum floor. The door to the garage and on the kick molding of our wall. I wet the product according to package directions and the first thing I noticed was that even though soaking wet it still managed to stay light and easy to use.
It worked wonderful getting off the marker from the door and kick molding. The only thing was you had to scrub extremely hard to get it off. The eraser itself became full of holes and was very worn after only 5 minutes of scrubbing. Not something I would have expected from a product they claim can be used over and over again. I barely got one use out of one eraser.
Now to the floors, I wet the second eraser in the package according to the directions and tried to scrub the marker off the linoleum. It did not work at all. It didn't even lighten the ink stain. This product claims to be able to remove scuff marks and stains off of all surfaces, including linoleum. It did not take off the marker. We had a small scuff mark from my sons hot wheels and it did not get that up either.
Mr. Clean Magic Erasers have their good uses though. With some super duper scrubbing it did take off the marker from the walls, the kick molding, the door, and the refrigerator like it said it would. And I would recommend this product for someone who has a small scuff on their molding or doors.
The downside is that the product itself in my honest opinion is not intended for multiple uses as they claim. It falls apart very easily after prolonged periods of scrubbing. And at over 3.00 for two I would highly advise those with big jobs like mine not to waste your money on these. You will have more success with an acetone based nail polish remover and straight bleach.
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.
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.
I used the "Nice and Easy" foam hair color and it was HORRIBLE! It seemed to work okay until I had to do the back of my hair. The foam would not dispense unless the bottle was at the correct angle (hard to do when your hand is behind your head) and the foam just came out and dripped down the bottle and all over my back.
The foam stains your body within seconds (literally) so you're trying to wipe off the stains in the middle of your back while still coloring your hair. The foam also stains your hairline with speckles of dark color which I had to remove with fingernail polish remover (it was only partially successful). The color was much darker than it said and my hairline was stained for about a week. PLEASE take this product off the market! The marketing is so enticing but it's totally wrong--it's not easier than the old fashioned mixture.
I am very upset about the Tide television commercial where a young lady asks her mother if she has seen her green blouse. The mother replies that it is 'not her style' but it quickly becomes apparent that she is lying as she is seen partying and wearing the 'green blouse'. She then retrieves it from the laundry hamper and washes it and secretly replaces it in her daughters closet. What is the message that is being promoted here? That parents cannot be trusted. That parents lie to their kids? Honesty was left buried in the 20th century? Shame on Proctor and Gamble.
ILLINOIS -- I recently purchased a jug of gain detergent with baking soda. Nothing on the label indicated it to contain coloring, which I have to avoid. What a disappointment to discover upon opening the jug, it did have coloring added. This is not just a little coloring--it is a very dark green color. Their label simply says: "ingredients include biodegradable surfactants (anionic and nonionic) enzymes and baking soda."
Needless to say, if P&G chooses to limit their ingredient list this way, I will buy none of their products. I realize many people do not have a problem with coloring, but why not let the buyer know if it is included. And what is the point of adding coloring to laundry detergent anyway? Goofy, goofy goofy. Oh yes, and try sending them an email. What a hassle.
The New Bounce Stick on Fabric Cube you stick in your dryer and its supposed to last up to 4 months?? What a joke I put it in my dryer and within minutes of drying the very first load it came apart and got a chalky buildup all over my clothes had to rewash them several times just to get the fabric softener out of my clothes, also when I did buy the product from Wal-mart they had NO replacements for the product and said they didn't know when they would be getting some. VERY VERY disappointed in this product. If anyone else has had a problem let me know...