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Manage My Life

I just heard that Tide laundry detergent grinds glass and puts it in the soap to make it last longer. Does anybody know if this is true or ever heard anything.

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
January 18th
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Stephen Runciman
Laundry detergent contains silicates to provide alkalinity & do other jobs. Silicates are sourced from sand or recycled glass. It is not just crushed, but also heated to several thousand degrees. Modern silicate programs eliminate the need for sodium tripolyphosphate; therefore, they are a good environmentally friendly product.
Scientific illiteracy is a massive problem. For someone to hear of this & fear the use of silicates is a good example of scientific ignorance.
by Stephen Runciman
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Manage My Life
thank you for your answers
by Manage My Life
April 19th, 2011
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Sam A
Thank you for your question.

I can understand your concern when you heard of ground glass in detergent.

I cannot confirm or deny this to be true. I have not heard of that from a reliable source. I have seen reference to this on the Web.

I would suggest contacting Proctor and Gamble, and request a MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet from them on the product in question.

I will give you a contact number below for P&G.

I hope this will help.

Thank you for using Manage My Life.
by Sam A
April 19th, 2011
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afritz afritz
It can be unbelievable the ingredients that some people put in our everyday used items. I was taking some time to do research and noticed a website that has everything you need to know about Tide laundry detergent. I attached the link below if you are interested in viewing while you wait on an experts response. I hope this link that I provided is helpful. Have a nice day.
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April 17th, 2011
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