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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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Venice09 on 02/19/2012:
Most brands of detergent have a "free of dyes and perfumes" version. I think Tide does, too. I buy them because I am very sensitive to smell.

This is great information for anyone with an unexplained rash. I'm glad you figured it out.
spiderman2 on 02/19/2012:
I have a child with allergies and very sensitive skin. I have never been able to use Tide in any form. The allergist told us to stay away from detergent with any perfume at all. I'm glad you found the source of your problem!
Anonymous on 02/19/2012:
I can't use Tide because is causes me to break out in a rash. It also causes the kids to break out too. I use All Free and Clear and don't have any issues. Dreft is also really good. I know it's for babies, but it's very gentle and smells good. It's just really expensive.
clutzycook on 02/19/2012:
ALL makes a baby version too. It's much cheaper than Dreft. When I have infants in the house, though, I just use the dye/ perfume free versions for all our clothes.
Anonymous on 02/19/2012:
Clutzy, I didn't know All made a baby version. I will have look for it next time I buy detergent. We all use the dye free detergent. My nephew is a year old and has really sensitive skin. So even though his parent's don't have issues with detergent, they have to use the dye free stuff too.
clutzycook on 02/19/2012:
LS, I just saw it at the store yesterday. It's time for me to haul out all of Baby Clutzy's old clothes and get them ready for Clutzy deux, so I thought about getting it, but in the end I ended up getting the free and clear version.
Cwazychicken on 02/19/2012:
Since I was about 5, I have always gotten a rash from tide detergent. It has always been bad for me. Especially if it has bleach in it. I can not wash my clothes without breaking out. I use xtra now, much cheaper and I never break out. Or gain.
nikalseyn on 02/19/2012:
I do NOT like the scent of Tide. My sister uses it and I can't stand being around her and her family because of the terrible scent. We use any cheap detergent that is free of scent, etc.
Venice09 on 02/19/2012:
I also use the 'free' version of whatever is on sale. I have never used Tide because it's too expensive. I used to use Wisk, but that's expensive too and never goes on sale anymore.
CrystalSword on 02/20/2012:
A couple years ago we were in a roommate situation and her choice of detergent was Tide, so to save storage problems, we took turns buying Tide, I'd get two to her one....since there were two of us. Shortly after moving in there I developed a rash and it was actually painful....
we were there for six months and after we moved out and I went to my cheaper detergent (I generally buy any liquid that is on sale), and lo and behold, the rash started going away. Now the rash comes back about the same time every year even though I am not using the Tide....makes me really feel sorry for babies that get rashes of any kind....a rash can be quite painful!
Venice09 on 02/20/2012:
Crystal, sounds like you could have eczema. The detergent might have set if off, and now it keeps coming back. I know how painful it can be because my daughter has it. And it does flare up at certain times of the year. Oh, and stress makes it worse. There were times she had to resort to a prescription steroid cream because it was so bad. Now that her life is less stressful, she hardly ever gets a breakout.
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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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Alain on 05/21/2011:
Try going to!home and submit a public comment about Dioxane 1,4.
Anonymous on 05/21/2011:
Doesn't sound objective but more of a hatchet job on P&G.
1. Where is the objective scientific evidence
2. Not considered controlled by the EPA or FDA
3. Do any competitors use this chemical
4. What other products is this chemical found in - it can't be used exclusively in P&G products but why are they not mentioned?
GenuineNerd on 05/21/2011:
I wonder if other soap/detergent manufacturers (such as Colgate-Palmolive and Unilever) also use Dioxane 1.4 in their products. Would store brand detergents and shampoos also carry the chemical. I wonder if it's only P&G being singled out, or if other manufacturers are involved.
madconsumer on 05/21/2011:
if one saw how the testing is done, there would never be any issues. they take a rat that weighs 8-10 ounces, and lambaste it with double to triple the weight of the rat with the chemical. same as with humans, if we were lambasted with double to triple our weight with a chemical we too would get cancer quickly.

easy solution to the poster, make your own soaps.
biomajor on 05/21/2011:
Is there anything that California doesn't have listed that causes cancer?
Anonymous on 05/21/2011:
Most of the compounds in gasoline cause cancer. Yet, people continue to use the combustable engine with impunity. I guess they believe that what you put in your fuel tank magically disappears. Since the world is ending later today, it just doesn't matter.
MRM on 05/21/2011:
Hail Mary full of grace...
Anonymous on 05/21/2011:
If we live long enough, we will all die of some type of cancer.
raven2010 on 05/21/2011:
Lets say we go back to the days of no chemicals, evryone growing and eating their own food, tc.

We would die before the age of 35 from bacterial infections from eating meat we grew, or from bad milk from the cows we grew, or from the runoff into the water from our neighbors farm

We might even die from cancer from breathing in smoke as we burn our trash.....just sayin
BrendaKidd on 05/22/2011:
If this wasn't true, why Procter and Gamble did agreed to reformulate...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.

Think with your brain not theirs. Procter and Gamble have sued a lot of companies, why would they back away from this attempted sue case? Because it is true... And Procter and Gamble knows when they can't win a sue case. You alone with others just keep on letting the force of Procter and Gamble take control of your minds. Wake up before it is too late.

BrendaKidd on 05/22/2011:
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.
Julieb615 on 05/22/2011:
My opinion is that P&G agreed to reformulate because most of CA is full of looney left liberals who think almost everything is bad for you and they knew in order to sell their products there they had to reformulate.

In my opinion, occasional exposure to most things diluted to minute ppm dilution are generally not going to be toxic and as mentioned above, the testing on rats is flawed and should not always be extrapolated to mean it will have the same effect in humans.
Anonymous on 05/22/2011:
I don't know julieb. Don't you wonder why everyone is touched in one way or another by a cancer diagnosis? Not saying it is or isn't the laundry detergent because I haven't looked too closely at that particular issue. Don't you wonder why everyone is getting fat? Don't you wonder why so many women are in need of fertility assistance? SOMEthing's not right - too many things, I think.
Julieb615 on 05/22/2011:
Check the side effects of ingesting fluoride. That is a health issue which, in my opinion, has much more merit than something in P&G products.
BrendaKidd on 05/22/2011:
Procter and Gamble: Fixodent contains a form of zinc which is bonded to an unknown formulation. Procter & Gamble failed to warn about the product's risks and failed to provide adequate warnings about the zinc in Fixodent, or adequate instructions to prevent deviation from accepted use.
Being exposed to an excessive amount of zinc can result in copper depletion and serious negative adverse neurological effects. In 2008, the peer reviewed journal "Neurology" reported on patients suffering from neuropathy and other neurological symptoms typical of zinc poisoning and copper depletion. It was determined that excess use of denture cream could have been responsible for their symptoms. Yet it is still on the market
raven2010 on 05/22/2011:
Again, before the days of all these toxic, horrible, evil chemicals, life expectancy was below 45----

I get the concern, however, in the great scheme of things, we have more important things to worry about.

For example, there are children who live within BLOCKS of the White House going to school hungry---thy won't have a chance to die from this evil chemical because the side effects of malnurishment will get them first---while we pump billions into "humnanitarian" efforts overseas...
BrendaKidd on 05/23/2011:
Procter and Gamble Says This About 1,4-Dioxane and Brenda Kidd

Thanks for contacting P&G.

The safety and well-being of the people who use our products is always our highest priority. We have over 700 scientists who are devoted to ensuring that our products and ingredients are safe and in compliance with all regulations prior to marketing.

It’s important to know we do not intentionally add 1,4 dioxane to our products, but it can be present at a trace level in a few of our ingredients. We closely monitor these levels and want to assure you they are well below safe levels noted by regulatory agencies around the globe. And as mentioned before, all ingredients and known trace by-products are thoroughly evaluated for safety prior to marketing. We work closely with our suppliers to ensure the levels of 1,4 dioxane stay well below human safety limits, and meet all appropriate safety regulations around the world including USFDA and Health Canada. We’re confident the levels in our products are safe.

Also important to know, the US state of California’s EPA has established a safe level for 1,4 dioxane to which you could be exposed to every day for a lifetime. Any trace levels of 1,4 dioxane in a laundry product would be well below this safe level. You could do over 2800 loads of laundry in one day, every day, and still be below the safe level.

We hope this is reassuring to you.

P&G Team

madconsumer on 05/23/2011:
way to go p & g team!!
PepperElf on 05/24/2011:
Chemicals are not bad for you. You drink chemicals daily. You need chemicals to stay alive.

Wait what? Yes. How is that possible?

Simple: A chemical is "A substance having a specific molecular composition, obtained by or used in a chemical process."

People often get so deep into the "omg chemicals are bad for you" kick that they forget chemicals also exist in nature. Chemicals such as dihydrogen monoxide, which you drink daily. (or you should at least).

Remember "natural" does not always mean better or safer. Hemlock is natural. So is arsenic.
MRM on 05/24/2011:
We drink flouride in water all the time.
BrendaKidd on 05/24/2011:
There are other companies too, but Procter and Gamble products that were tested had the highest levels of 1,4-dioxane in it, than the other companies.
Anonymous on 05/24/2011:
Please. The real killer in any Proctor and Gamble product is Dihydrogen Monoxide. Don't believe me, look at this posted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Dihydrogen monoxide:

is called "hydroxyl acid", the substance is the major component of acid rain.
contributes to the "greenhouse effect".
may cause severe burns.
is fatal if inhaled.
contributes to the erosion of our natural landscape.
accelerates corrosion and rusting of many metals.
may cause electrical failures and decreased effectiveness of automobile brakes.
has been found in excised tumors of terminal cancer patients.

Despite the danger, dihydrogen monoxide is often used:

as an industrial solvent and coolant.
in nuclear power plants.
in the production of Styrofoam.
as a fire retardant.
in many forms of cruel animal research.
in the distribution of pesticides. Even after washing, produce remains contaminated by this chemical.
as an additive in certain "junk-foods" and other food products.

Yet the FDA refuses to regulate this in ANY FORM! Find out more at We must STOP this chemical AT ALL COSTS!
PepperElf on 05/25/2011:
Anon ++++ If only I could vote your comment up. :-D
Sheldonrs on 05/25/2011:
I thought the Dihydrogen Monoxide controversy was under the bridge by now. :-D
MRM on 05/25/2011:
We just like to drag the subject on and on till the break of dawn.
BrendaKidd on 05/26/2011:
Anonymous it is 2:28am here. I just came to this sight. I have to go to bed now. But I will look it up when I get up. Thank you for posting a comment. I will tell you what I think about it soon.
Alain on 05/26/2011:
Dihydrogen Monoxide. 2 hydrogen & 1 oxygen. H2O. Water. Post-Gazette articles only explain the hoax. That's an old one, Anonymous.
jktshff1 on 05/26/2011:
I wouldn't trust anything the Republik of Kalifornia said their "research" proved.
PepperElf on 05/26/2011:
Alain - the thing is... it's not really a hoax. What "anon" posted IS true.

It's meant to stir people up because.... it pretty much proves that some people automatically associate "chemical" with "bad" without actually knowing what the chemicals really are.

These people often don't realize that ANY substance can be re-written as a chemical formula and thus named. So, when they hear a common substance, renamed to it's chemical name... they flip out and want the "evil chemical" stopped and banned.

Which brings us to the heart of the issue... Many people think "Chemical is bad!!! Only natural is good!!!" because of this.

Yet, some of the worst substances known to man come from nature.

For example, these are ALL poisonous, if taken in high enough doses:
Apple seeds, Nutmeg, Lima beans, Potatoes just to name a few

Or how about plants?
Foxglove / Digitalis purpurea, Belladona, Hemlock, Oak, Lilly of the Valley, Strychnine tree, Elderberry, Christmas Rose.

Deadly or harmful... yet all natural.
PepperElf on 05/26/2011:
Oh wait, I just found an interesting article showing the relationship of DHMO and cancer!

"The causative link between Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) and Cancer is currently not established, although a significant amount of evidence seems to suggest that DHMO at least plays a role in the formation of cancer, including: Hodgkin's Lymphoma,
Ewing's Tumor, chondrosarcoma, fibrosarcoma, multiple myeloma, colorectal cancer, Leukemia, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma.

What is known about these cancers is that Dihydrogen Monoxide is found in detectable and biologically significant levels in virtually all tumors and other cancerous and pre-cancerous growths. "

The article states that it itself is not carcinogenic but it IS a component of a number of cancer-causing agents.

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IAMS dog food has moths in it
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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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MDSasquatch on 05/23/2012:
I had to switch my dog from Iams too; for some reason, she refused to eat it. I think mckriter6 is onto something here
Old Timer on 05/23/2012:
Have ours on Science Diet, seems to be OK. Dog likes it and is healthy.
DebtorBasher on 05/23/2012:
Old Timer...I'm thinking it's just about time for your Little Princess to have a nice summer grooming...
Anonymous on 05/23/2012:
Did you just learn about IAMS invasive animal testing?

I switched my dogs over to Orijen a while's expensive but a serving is half what other brands are, so in the end I'm not spending any more than I normally would.
Old Timer on 05/23/2012:
Funny you mention that DB. Last night the Wife pointed out that our Little Girl was looking a bit scruffy and needed to spend a day with the groomer. I don't believe she had you in mind though.
Nohandle on 05/23/2012:
I don't know anything about the IAMS dog food because my pets have always been given the Purina cat/dog food. I do know my veterinarians (there are 4 in the practice) sell certain brands but quickly will tell you if your pet is thriving on a particular brand of food to leave as be. At least they aren't pushing something for their financial benefit.

I wonder if you just purchased a bad batch of IAMS? Had it sat forever on the shelf OR did it come from the factory that way? I wouldn't think moths appear overnight. This sounds very alarming especially if the company expressed no particular interest and merely offered a few coupons.

As long as your dog didn't get into some other source of food I too would be furious. My little dachshund (died at age 18) found some rat poison pellets at my office and by golly I had to have her stomach irrigated. It certainly wasn't the dog food to blame.
DebtorBasher on 05/23/2012:
Tell Mrs. Old Timer I'll send her a half off coupon!
ok4now on 05/23/2012:
IAMS used to be an an excellent dog food until P&G bought them out. They now put artificial ingredients in and by-products. Read the label. They also raised the price.

I feed my 11 month old Lab Kirkland dry food from Costco. Before you think cheap and junk dog food let me enlighten you. I actually thought the same thing until I did a Google search. I was surprised at the number of listings. This is actually a good quality dog food that has been laboratory tested with excellent results. Unlike IAMS it has no artificial ingredients or by-products. The price is cheap because Costco is a wholesaler. You don't need to go to PetSmart and buy the designer label "Blue" for $60.00 to get excellent certified healthy food for you dog.

Annie Lou on 06/18/2013:
The moths were most likely what's called "stored grain" moths. This can happen with ANY product that contains grains or similar - that includes your breakfast cereal, rice, flour, birdseed, etc.

The contamination does NOT happen during the manufacturing process of foods. It happens when stored in a warehouse in the distribution chain long enough for mated moths to lay eggs on the package. The larva hatch out, burrow into the package and start eating.

Especially in summer time, it's a good idea to put these kind of products in the freezer for 24-48 hours to kill any eggs/larva/adults.
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Disposable Diapers
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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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clutzycook on 08/04/2013:
Unless each box of pampers starts including a live person to hit the parent over the head when they don't do that, probably not.
John Nicholson on 08/04/2013:
You really expect people to actually read directions? You will also be glad to know you are paying for an awful lot of these diapers via your taxes.
CU on 08/04/2013:
If you can't get your own daughters to do it right, how do you expect P and G to get the rest of the world to do it?
Eileen on 08/09/2013:
I make suggestions to my GROWN daughters and what they do from there is their choice. I know of many, many women/men in many, many professions that do this. I personally think it's the height of laziness and very unsanitary - atmosphere for e-coli and attracts rats in landfills. As for P and G helping, commercials are a very good venue!
Mark on 08/12/2013:
In most areas of the country it is ILLEGAL to dispose of un-rinsed "disposable" diapers. Perhaps a concerted effort by P and G and local municipalities would help to reduce this unsanitary practice of turning our landfills into toilets. The disposal issue is certainly an important one, however, did you know that according to the National Geographic a single child in "disposable" diapers will require 5.5 barrels of oil, 715 lbs of plastic and 4.5 trees JUST TO MAKE THE DIAPERS FOR ONE CHILD!!! When do we stop this nonsense and call for a ban on this wasteful product? Reusable cloth diapers are so much better, for our babies and the environment.
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Short Fill of Gillette Comfort Advantage Shave Gel
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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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ok4now on 12/20/2012:
Interesting post, now you have me thinking. I purchase the exact same shave gel from Costco. Since I'm still on my first can I can't comment but will definitely keep it in mind.

FYI: Since we're on the subject of unused remaining product allow me to opine. HP Ink Cartridges when they get low will stop your printer from functioning. There is still useable ink but the printer shuts down. HP does this on purpose forcing you to buy their over priced ink. I have a Cannon printer that displays a "low ink warning." I can continue to use this for over a month before it runs out. This is a cost savings and something to consider when purchasing a printer.
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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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Anonymous on 12/14/2011:
I also use Dawn to get rid of grease stains on clothing. I once overlooked a crayon in the washing machine. There were grease stains all over the kid's clothes. Dawn got all the stains out. I hadn't thought to use it on a stove. Makes sense that it would work there too since it cuts grease. Great review!
clutzycook on 12/14/2011:
Oh my goodness. Is there a ratio for the stove or do you use straight soap?
Starlord on 12/14/2011:
When I worked in the armory of a state prison, we used Hoppe's gun oil and STP 50/50 for lubing and wiping down the guns. We took turns bringing in bottles of Dawn when it was needed. It was the only thing that got that mix off our hands. two thumbs up. Great review.
clutzycook on 12/14/2011:
Well, you see them using it to wash off wildlife after an oil spill, so I guess it makes sense that it would do well on gun grease :).
ok4now on 12/15/2011:
I recently purchased a new home with a pool. The seller did not winterize it properly and did not add the required pool maintenance chemicals for the winter. When I opened it in the spring it looked like a cesspool. Black/Green disgusting Algae water. I drained it but it still left a disgusting residue. Dawn to the rescue. I scrubbed the entire pool liner and it looked totally new. This product worked well for me.
Venice09 on 12/15/2011:
Clutzy, I love that commercial.

I had to stop using Dawn for dishes because it was destroying my hands. Now I use Dawn with Olay.. much better. :)

I never realized there were so many other uses. Makes me want to clean something.. with gloves on, that is.

Now this is what I call a helpful review!
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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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Vinnie11 on 08/12/2011:
Back in the 90s they had a bad ad about a kid's leaky diaper in a shopping cart. It was a huge turn-off. Blech! I see they're still at it.
madconsumer on 08/12/2011:
I agree, the ad does seem to go to far on the side of disgusting!

we all know babies do that, but really!

very helpful review.
Anonymous on 08/12/2011:
I haven't seen this commercial
hi on 08/13/2011:
If you don’t like the commercial just turn it off. People are getting way to upset over things that just don’t matter this day and age. It is COMMERCIAL. Not the national debt.
jan on 03/12/2013:
The breastfeeding commercial does not have any modesty. I think the mother is being a bit selfish and she should in a more private area to breastfeed her child, because she is revealing way too much. That poor waiter...if it were me, I would have not been that nice. Call me a prude, but I am what I am and am not ashamed or sorry for how I feel. Period, end of story.
Lynne on 03/16/2013:
I find the breastfeeding commercial offensive. Yes, it is natural for a mother to breastfeed, but on TV, it is just way too much. I am sick of seeing things on TV that should be private or at least not on TV commercials for all eyes to see. I will no longer buy the product for my twins. This is my way of showing Luvs how I feel about their commercial - Please support me....
Marie on 03/30/2013:
I advise all who are offended by this commercial to please NOT BUY Luvs diapers! I found it offensive, and yes, I did breastfeed my kids. I did it not to offend anyone else. This commercial was disgusting....I will NEVER buy luvs products again!
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Nice and Easy-NOT!
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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.
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Anonymous on 04/23/2011:
Thanks for the warning. Others have said the same. My mother has been too ill to make it in to her salon, and wanted me to pick this up for her. I was able to show her some reviews, and she promptly changed her mind!
DebtorBasher on 04/23/2011:
Thanks for the warning. Though I have never used hair color...yet...I'll keep this in mind and pass the word along to others.

Does this product HAVE to be applied directly to your head? I'm just wondering, if you would be able to dispense it into the palm of your hand (with plastic gloves on of course) and then apply it to the back of your head...since its a foam, that's the way I've always used Mousse.
PaulaJ on 04/23/2011:
Thank you for the warning. My sister is a hairdresser and she and I were in Walgreens yesterday looking at hair colors and almost bought one of those new foaming colors, we stuck with our regular bottle mix one and actually just got done using it today and my hair came out great. Thankfully we didn't buy the foam one and won't from now on. Good and helpful review!
Buddy01 on 04/24/2011:
I tried the foaming hair color and I thought it was very easy and worked great. The color has lasted and it provides superior gray coverage.
Anonymous on 04/24/2011:
Petroleum jelly applied around the hairline prior to coloring prevents skin staining, cotton strips work also. An inexpensive cape found at beauty supply stores works well to prevent staining clothing, or try improvising with an old towel, etc. using a clip or safety pin to hold it together. There is a 1-800 # on the box to call with any questions or concerns about the product.
Buddy01 on 04/24/2011:
Excellent suggestions, ript. In addition to that I also have an old shirt and pants worn only when I color my hair.
madconsumer on 04/24/2011:
great review.

when doing the back of your head, flip your head over and apply. this prevents the color from dripping on your back.

very helpful.
Cwazychicken on 04/25/2011:
This product is AWFUL, it burned my scalp. It said to leave it in 25 minutes, which was way too long and the color was great, but now my scalp burns all the time and its irritating...3 months later, I think I got some chemical burn from it. It stinks too and I would not recommend it at all. I always used to dye my hair with the regular dye and never burned myself...but with this, it burned my skin fast and irritated it to the point I can't even wash my hair with most shampoos or it burns. I would definitely complain to this company and stay away from it. Sad thing is, clairol would have great hair dyes 10 years ago. I think everything is made cheaper now, seems quality has gone down hill with most products nowadays.
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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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Mrs. V on 05/30/2010:
If you like Tide, try the Tide in powder form (big red box). I add this straight to the washer when it's filling and haven't had any problems ^_^
Nohandle on 05/30/2010:
Mrs. V, I didn't know one could purchase Tide in the big box in powder form anymore. I've always used Tide in the past but have used other brands if on sale and with a big difference in price. Rinky Dink do you by any chance add a fabric softener during the rinse cycle? The ones I've used are blue, Downey primarily, and will leave a blue spot if poured directly in the washer during the rinse cycle and happen to hit a particular item.
Skye on 05/30/2010:
OP, I use coldwater Tide, and never have that problem with those pesky blue spots. Plus, it saves you money and I think does a better job at washing and cleaning the clothes.
Mrs. V on 05/30/2010:
I use Bounce Sheets in the dryer (love the smell!).
Ytropious on 05/30/2010:
Gain is green and I've never had an issue with green spots. Are you absolutely sure you didn't get any fabric softener on the clothes while pouring it into the dispenser? I've had some softeners prematurely contact my clothes only to stain them...
Venice09 on 05/30/2010:
Good information and feedback. I don't use Tide because it's too expensive, and we don't have much heavily soiled laundry. But if you like the way Tide cleans, maybe you could get the one for sensitive skin. It's probably clear. I really don't understand the reason for the coloring. It doesn't serve any purpose, does it?
BD on 09/26/2013:
Wow! my wife thought I was nuts
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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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FoDaddy19 on 04/28/2012:
Some easily damaged items like chips for example need to have larger packaging than you'd expect for the amount of product in the bag. It's called "Slack fill" or something like that. There are legitimate resasons for the practice. I'm sure if companies believed they could save money with less packaging they would.
Anonymous on 04/28/2012:
That makes sense for things like chips. But why do they do that with dog food?
BigAl on 04/28/2012:
The bigger the package the more perceived value. If your product is next to the competition and the price is relatively the same and your package is 25% bigger a lot of customers will choose the larger package. Then a vicious circle is started and all manufacturers compete this way. Just a thought.
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