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Why Dawn Is The Bird Cleaner Of Choice In Oil Spills

Business  (tags: Proctor Gamble, animal testing, animal experimentation, advertising, marketing, petroleum products, pollution, brainwashing )

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Dawn dishwashing detergent is used to clean up just about anything covered with oil -- from birds to sea turtles to human skin.

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Kathy B (106)
Tuesday June 22, 2010, 5:29 pm
Yes, I cringed when I heard they were using Dawn, not just from the petrochemical make-up of it, but also the unknown chemicals called "fragrance".

IE Ries (237)
Tuesday June 22, 2010, 5:40 pm
Wow, I guess helping to clean wildlife somehow karmically washes away all the animal testing P&G did to get their "magic fomula" for Dawn.

Did not this unethical irony occur to anyone that the animals P&G strapped down, caged, poisoned and torturously killed PAID for this with THEIR lives?

And, of course, where are all the Dawn suds running off to? With petroleum as part of their chemical concoction, how much of this ends up right back in streams, rivers, and the ocean (!), depending upon where the animals are being cleaned? Dawn is NOT an 'environmentally green' product by any means.

And what about Seventh Generation? They gave away a truckload to help the animals, and yet their generosity goes indifferently unnoticed because people have been brainwashed by some very clever marketing and advertising on the part of those animal torturers at P&G who are captilizing on building an image for themselves as "compassionate to wildlife." Just not compassionate to captive animals forced to endure useless, painful and toxic "experiments" to the death, right P&G?

Wake up, people. P&G duped everyone into using their toxic soup at the expense of more ecologically friendly products that clean as well or far better and doesn't carry evil karma and blood in its past, either.

Mack David (100)
Tuesday June 22, 2010, 7:26 pm
Ian Tholking-"To make the best product out there 'you need some petroleum............

Bon L (0)
Thursday June 24, 2010, 5:48 am
Thanks for the info.

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Thursday June 24, 2010, 6:31 am
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Past Member (0)
Thursday June 24, 2010, 7:21 am
How ironic.

Mike K (1)
Thursday June 24, 2010, 12:16 pm
Dawn is great to wildlife and the environment

Michele M (0)
Thursday June 24, 2010, 2:27 pm
No, it isn't ironic. Dawn is long known to be the best at removing grease. It is not clever marketing. There is a very well known rule in chemistry that "like dissolves like". The gentleman from Seventh Generation, I assure you, was making a sales pitch--EVERY scientist knows this rule. It was even touched on in the report when they we were told that the birds were first rubbed with cooking oil (like dissolves like). Actually, it is you that has been duped by the clever marketing of Seventh Generation. It is simply another version that does not work as well. And BTW, since when are soap suds not biodegradable?? How can we change things when people are so uninformed?

Mary S (12)
Thursday June 24, 2010, 5:40 pm
I don't think anyone can argue that dawn works, both for what it was intended as well as cleaning oil soaked birds and animals. How can that be a bad thing? If this new eco friendly detergent has not been tried before on oil soaked animals how does anyone know if it will work? Testing it to find out seems to go against the religion of many of us here, so what do y'all propose?

Thursday June 24, 2010, 6:08 pm
Dawn worked at Exxon Valdez's too bad no one could come up with a less toxic un-fragranced solution that was better for the environment in all these years.

IE Ries (237)
Thursday June 24, 2010, 7:00 pm
Michelle, you have it reversed. P&G is NOT environmentally friendly and never have been. It's only recently have been "donating for wildlife" to divert attention away from the fact they practice VIVISECTION, and THEY did the marketing campaign and now have scientists singing their songs. Seems to me it's they who did some marketing, not the other company.

I also do not agree that it "works best," either. I've used it, didn't like it at all because it strips the skin too much...imagine what this would be like on bird skin. Simply because it's "quick and effective" really doesn't render it the best product in the long run; I am appalled that the *scientists* in the article were prattling the marketing in this case...exactly what you accused the other scientist for Seventh Generation of doing. COMPLETELY IRONIC.

Deana P (286)
Thursday June 24, 2010, 8:08 pm
Ive always known Dawn was the best on grease. It's like automatically what comes to mind after watching their commercials for years........

Roseann d (178)
Thursday June 24, 2010, 10:25 pm
Dawn, a petroleum product is not as squeaky-green as they claim.

Cheryl Ulrich (110)
Friday June 25, 2010, 5:32 pm
I know ( well , I guess I don't actually KNOW as in " I watched them do it " KNOW , but let's say I HEARD from a reliable source - PETA ! , that P&G tests on animals , so yes I DO think it's ironic that they claim it's the soap to use to help wildlife .... God ! You'd have to be a full-time researcher to find out and keep up on everything !! Seems ya' just can't win sometimes ....

Kim Stueck (30)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 9:45 pm
I'm sure that there alternatives available. Either way, these animals need help, so I say "whatever works".

Michele M (0)
Monday June 28, 2010, 6:35 pm
I'm sorry, Roobios, I'm not claiming Proctor and Gamble is environmentally friendly. I was trying to give some science background since so few people understand science. If you have studied it, I will stand down.

Eva L (93)
Wednesday July 7, 2010, 2:09 am
if this is a good solution???

Gysele van Santen (213)
Wednesday July 7, 2010, 3:11 pm
P&G needs to do something good for all the bad they've done.

Marianne P (18)
Sunday July 11, 2010, 12:33 am
Signed and noted!
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