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TAKE ACTION NOW! Procter & Gamble and Tide Detergent: Protect Kids From Toxic Laundry Pods

Health & Wellness  (tags: children, health, safety, treatment, protection, corporate packaging, child safety, prevention )

- 1685 days ago -
On September 13th, as I was doing my family's laundry, my 15-month-old grandson bit into a Tide Detergent Pod he mistook for candy and nearly died. He began to go into respiratory distress, and became lethargic.

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Sue H (7)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 4:15 pm
Noted and signed, thanks.

Fiona O (565)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 4:45 pm
Done. Thanks.

Karen Gee (97)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 5:12 pm

Kit B (276)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 5:12 pm

Signed and shared -- thanks Cal -- Thanks for signing "Procter & Gamble and Tide Detergent: Protect kids from toxic laundry pods"

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 5:17 pm
Already signed. Noted. Thanks, Cal.

Christeen A (368)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 5:38 pm

Billie C (2)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 7:17 pm
isn't it time people started taking care of themselves? if you are dumb enough to leave things down that can harm your children you should be the one that accepts what happens.
my laundry room had a slide lock that was high up so that my children couldn't even get in there. i kept everything in there that might harm my kids.
it's time to stop trying to have the government be your nanny and take care of your kids. it's not up to anybody else.
if you can't do that then you shouldn't have kids.

Lydia S (155)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 8:05 pm
Signed .

Tamara Hayes (185)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 9:13 pm
Noted, signed, twittered, fb and google shared. Thanks Cal.

Susanne R (234)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 10:58 pm
Signed and noted!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 11:42 pm

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 11:43 pm
N&S thanks Cal.

Wednesday October 9, 2013, 12:46 am
Already signed with 34,209 supporters
Thank you, Cal.

Pia M (88)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 1:57 am
I recommend ditching all the toxic household products. Or at least switching to less dangerous alternatives. I really don't understand the need to immerse both your clothes and all the surfaces at your home in carcinogenic, irritant, environmentally toxic chemicals. The main reason why I boycott Procter&Gamble (among many other popular brands), however, is the fact that they still test their products and ingredients on ANIMALS. This is unacceptable cruelty. If you're not yet familiar with the Leaping Bunny certificate, I recommend downloading their cruelty-free shopping guide, here:

The brand of household products I've used for years is both biodegradable and vegan - my detergent consists of (water,) Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Alcohol, Sodium Citrate, Sea Salt, Eucalyptus Radiata Oil and Mentha Piperita Oil. I know that SLS is a bit problematic, since it's an irritant and derived from palm oil, but all the other ingredients are basically edible. (Sodium citrate is used as a food and drink additive - it's a sodium salt of citric acid.)
Now, compare it to the ingredients of Tide Pods: linear alkylbenzene sulfonates,
C12-16 Pareth-9, propylene glycol, alcoholethoxy sulfate, water, polyethyleneimine ethoxylate, glycerine, fatty acid salts, polyvinyl alcohol film, PEG-136 polyvinyl acetate, ethylene Diamine disuccinic salt, monoethanolamine citrate, sodium bisulfite, diethylenetriamine pentaacetate, sodium, disodium distyrylbiphenyl disulfonate, calcium formate, mannanase, xyloglucanase, sodium formate, hydrogenated castor oil, natalase, dyes, termamyl, subtilisin, benzisothiazolin, perfume.
See what I mean?

Arild Gone for now (174)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 2:24 am
Signed,TY Cal.

Animae C (516)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 2:40 am
Thank you for signing the petition
"Procter & Gamble and Tide Detergent: Protect kids from toxic laundry pods"
with 34,214 supporters

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 3:13 am
I would think that if you have kids or kids you wouldn't let this happen.

Emma S (239)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 5:20 am
Done! And, whilst they're at it - stop vivisection too...

Thanks, Cal.

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 5:23 am
Noted and signed. TY Cal

. (0)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 5:48 am
Signed and Noted.

Daniel Partlow (179)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 6:12 am

. (0)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 6:21 am
Already signed that one. Thanks for sharing, Cal.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 6:34 am
previously Signed
with 34,226 supporters

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 7:54 am
Signed and noted.
34,235 supporters

Bartlomiej T (296)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 1:10 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks, Cal.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 1:14 pm
Thank you! (s, n, p, t)

norma laborie (33)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 2:05 pm

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 3:13 pm
Signed, thanks.

Joy M (169)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 4:40 pm

Vicky P (476)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 5:46 pm
noted, signed

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 5:56 pm

Sheila S (50)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 6:40 pm
Adults don't need their laundry products to be attractive or look like candy! They need safe products that clean safely. No need for this type of product design!

Anne K (139)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 7:13 pm
Boycott P&G and all other companies that test on animals. Buy non-toxic products from cruelty-free, environmentally-friendly companies.

Bette-Ann Libin (11)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 7:38 pm
Securing all toxic substances are LOCKED away from baby, toddler, a PARENTS responsibility for heavens sake!

I do not agree with testing on animals EVER but this article is about a parenting issue, stay on point people.

Karen Chestney (112)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 8:52 pm
Petition --noted--and--signed.---Thank-you.

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 10:11 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Cal

Jeanne R (1203)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 10:14 pm
This is crazy. Why cant you pour your own detergent? Hmmm. It' so much easier to use the pretty little pod. I guess all the pod users think it's worth the risk!!! And, hey, I guess it's even more expensive but it looks as though the rational is that they're not only so damn pretty (esp. if it's blue!) and just sooooo much easier!

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 1:11 am

Inge B (202)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 2:10 am


Past Member (0)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 5:12 am
Already S&S, thanks Cal

Mike H (252)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 9:50 am
Gladly signed and noted. Thank you. I despise P & G

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 10:07 am
I also took the action. Thanks Cal.

Monica T (278)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 12:46 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Cal!

Jamie Clemons (282)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 1:49 pm
Do you often leave laundry chemicals near your 15month old? I think bad parenting is the problem. Blame it on the laundry detergent company. A 15 month old will put pretty much anything it can get it hands on in its mouth. It has nothing to do with wether or not it looks like candy. I think the parent is the problem here sorry I am not signing this petition.

Gysele van Santen (213)
Friday October 11, 2013, 1:28 am
signed, thnx, Cal.

Julie W (32)
Friday October 11, 2013, 4:03 am
These pods sound completely unnecessary. How 'inconvenient' is it to shake powder from a packet? Or, better still, pour liquid detergent from a bottle? Really, there is nearly always a price to pay for convenience.

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Friday October 11, 2013, 5:07 am

Bibi Kortekaas (0)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 10:09 am

Kerstin Strobl (371)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 4:32 am
Signed, thank you Cal

Gabriela Baldaia (104)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 3:05 pm
Signed, thank you Cal.
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