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    Default Warning for people who use Swiffer WetJet

    I'm not sure if this have ever been mentioned on this forum before, or if it's even true, but I'm not taking any chances

    Toxic Cleaning Solution: BEWARE of Swiffer Wetjet

    Yahoo! Mail - : "I recently had a neighbor who had their 5-year old German shepherd dog*
    put down due to liver failure. The dog was completely healthy until a*
    few weeks ago. 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 antifreeze is*
    one of the ingredients. (Actually he was told it's a compound which*
    is one molecule away from antifreeze). Therefore, just by the dog*
    walking on the floor cleaned with the solution, then licking its own*
    paws, 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."*
    --since bulldogs are so allergy prone, no harsh chemicals*
    should ever be used around the house*
    E.S.
    Last edited by Bulldogg; 06-04-2010 at 11:49 AM. Reason: removed sender's email address

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    I just looked this up on snopes and the result is false thankfully. Here is the link http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/swiffer.asp How scary would that be if it were true?!?!?!?!?!?

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    Amazing what a little research will do I apologize for spreading lies

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    Don't even worry about it sowdie- any emails that contain stuff about what people love or care about most- such as lost children, toxins that can hurt children or people.... Are usually false. Snopes is a great place to check on these things. My mother in law sends them to us all the time!
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    I have sent out many of these emails myself believing them until I came across snopes. Would rather see the info and find it false later than not see it and have it be true.

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    I was going to say....I have used the swiffer wetjet for a few years and it was false, cause I have 3 cats and 2 dogs and all are very healthy.

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