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Grabs

WARNING:SWIFFER WETJET TOXIC TO ANIMALS

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This was passed on to me, its not a personal experience, but one that deserves some attention.

Warning for your animal's health:

I recently had a neighbor who had to have their 5-year old German Shepherd dog put down due to liver failure. The dog was completely healthy until a few weeks ago, so they had a necropsy done to see what the cause was. The liver levels were unbelievable, as if the dog had ingested poison of some kind. The dog is kept inside, and when he's outside, someone's with him, so the idea of him getting into something unknown was hard to believe. My neighbor started going through all the items in the house. When he got to the Swiffer Wetjet, he noticed, in very tiny print, a warning which stated "may be harmful to small children and animals." He called the company to ask what the contents of the cleaning agent are and was astounded to find out that anitfreeze is one of the
ingredients. (actually he was told it's a compound which is one molecule away from anitfreeze). Therefore, just by the dog walking on the floor cleaned with the solution, then licking it's own paws, and the dog eating from its dishes which were kept on the kitchen floor cleaned with this product, it ingested enough of the solution to destroy its liver. Soon after his dog's death, his housekeepers' two cats also died of liver failure. They both used the Swiffer Wetjet for quick cleanups on their floors. Necropsies weren't done on the cats, so they couldn't file a lawsuit, but he asked that we spread the word to as many people as possible so they don't lose their animals.

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

After posting this I searched the web for some more details, here is what I found:
http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_swiffer_wetjet.htm

Now, I'm not sure that a dog should be around when this is used, especially a young pup! Take from it what you will, but gycol is gycol in my opinion.

[This message has been edited by Grabs (edited 05-13-2004).]

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The moral here?

Whenever you receive an E-mail that ends with PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD, hit delete.

My mom is a chronic rumor spreader since the advent of the internet, and she never intended to be. It's just that there are so many of these good will sounding warnings out there that really have a horribly unfair impact on their target, that I wish there was some way to hold someone accountable.

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Start reading the ingredients label of some of your canned foods and see what is really in that can.

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No way! If I read the ingredient list I'd have to quit eating half of my favorite foods. Here's a word of wisdom. My bro in-law worked at a canning factory. He worked in the area where they canned corn. After that job he said he'd never eat creamed corn from a can again as long as he was alive.

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