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February 14th, 2009, 09:22 PM
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I got this email...I do not know if it is true, but I think it is worth passing along...


Recently someone 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 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. 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.


This is equally harmful to babies and small children that
play on the floor a lot and put their fingers in their mouths a lot.


PLEASE, EVEN IF YOU DO NOT HAVE BABIES, SMALL CHILDREN OR
OWN A PET; PLEASE FORWARD THIS ON! YOU MAY NOT HAVE ANY CHILDREN OR PETS BUT
SOME OF YOU HAVE FRIENDS OR FAMILY WITH PETS AND ALSO FAMILIES WITH
GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT GRANDCHILDREN

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February 14th, 2009, 09:29 PM
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Yeeesh! That's so scary! And I was just considering switching to one of those too! I think I'll keep to the regular mop...
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February 14th, 2009, 09:30 PM
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I just got one a few weeks ago.....I guess it is a good thing I havent cleaned that well lately ???
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February 15th, 2009, 05:45 AM
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I've seen that e-mail before, and it is false - see attached link for detail.


http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/swiffer.asp



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February 15th, 2009, 07:33 AM
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That does sound scary and I was just about to tell dh we have to keep our dog out when we are swiffering or get rid of it!

Thanks for the snopes report Sam...sometimes it's hard with the internet to know if things are true or not! That helps
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February 15th, 2009, 07:46 AM
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lol

I was just going to post the snopes link
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February 15th, 2009, 12:45 PM
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Thanks so much for this. I was just telling DH that I needed to get rid of the Swiffer when Benjamin starting crawling because I have gotten that email from a fellow animal lover. Glad to see it is safe because I love mine. With so many dogs my floor is always dirty.
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February 16th, 2009, 05:52 AM
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I love Snopes! I'm glad to see that the swiffer is safe, because I have one too!
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