Skip to comments.Some Maryland stores selling banned dish detergent
Posted on 08/22/2010 10:34:20 PM PDT by smokingfrog
Baltimore - A ban that's designed to protect the Chesapeake Bay from a dangerous pollutant went into effect more than a month ago and you may not even noticed. That ban impacts the detergent we all use in our dishwashers. ABC2 News Investigator Joce Sterman explains what's been cut out of the cleaning product and where we found banned items out for sale.
She's got kids, a career and still has to make time to do those households chores. It's obvious Luthervilles Jenny Atwater is a busy mom with plenty on her plate. She says, I hate unloading the dishwasher and I really hate unloading the dishwasher and seeing the dishes seem not very clean."
But Atwater has noticed thats been happening a lot lately. She tells us, "I do notice there tends to be more stuff left with this detergent, just stuff that normally would have been washed away probably."
The dish detergent she's talking about is phosphate free. Jenny made the switch a few months, and chances are so did you, although you probably didnt even notice. Jenn Aiosa with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation says, "The average consumer doesn't know."
Marylanders may not be aware that automatic dishwasher detergents with phosphorus are now banned in this state and more than a dozen others. The ban is thanks to a law put in place to help get rid of one of the biggest pollutants in the Chesapeake Bay. Aiosa explains, "It's really something that's relatively easy in the grand scheme of things for consumers to do but can have an impact."
The impact is something you should already be seeing on store shelves, but it took awhile to put this plan in place. Dennis Griesing with the American Cleaning Institute says, "It was a significant undertaking."
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You are a peasant. Your lords wish you to starve. Cleaning dishes will not be a problem for long.
Well, I can dream can't I? Has anything we have ever done to fix perceived pollution ever done any good? I have yet to see an article that does anything but tell me I must sacrifice even more.
Don’t know about the dishwashers, but steer clear of one of those HE washing machines. They are a major pain. I’m forever trying to wipe the gasket and run vinegar or ammonia or clorox through it to prevent smelly clothes. Some of the earlier versions don’t drain properly.
I think that would be a wise decision. Maybe make a midnight run to MD to sell some bootleg soap.
Isn't that illegal?
I can’t find a decent in candescent light bulb, just these poison spewing curly duds. What’s next, Barry, you sonofabitch?
Hmmm, you’re giving me ideas!
Actually, I don’t know that the stuff classifies as soap ... but it does have a slippery feel to it, and an hydroxide odor.
I live in se WA, a state that also bans phosphates. Recently there was a news story here about some women from Spokane who drive over to ID to get the banned stuff. They don’t think phosphate free detergents clean all that well, so they have become scofflaws.
Someone mentioned not too long ago that you could use vinegar in the dishwasher. I wonder, what viscous liquid would go well with vinegar that would rinse away? I know! A touch of shampoo! ... But wait, that will prompt the commie Kenyan Klown to ban soap in shampoos then. ... Just can’t win with commies and nazis.
LOL. I read that at one time in South Florida that the freon-12 smugglers were making more money than the drug smugglers.
I dust mine off and re use them.
Butt I am picky about my toilet paper.
I found some of these at Lowes the other day.
# Mercury Free
# Instant on
Just like the old standard bulbs used to be but they cost twice as much!
Just use paper and plastic, when you’re done throw it out. Or better still - just burn it.
make home soap...but I Bet You know that. Recipe.
But DNA has phosphates in it..... These people are against DNA!!!!