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Old 03-27-2009, 10:34 AM
 
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I heard that one of the swiffer products causes liver cancer in dogs and cats, and I think the product is swiffer wet jet as shown as this below link:
http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/swiffer.asp

however, does anyone know if this below product does the same harm to pets? Itís just the wet cloth for the swiffer mop/sweeper that Costco sells currently:
http://www.hectorshardware.biz/shop/product.asp?dept_id=100301&sku=619478&

I thought they might be the same, as the ingredient on the wet solution might be similar or the same..please advice!
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:39 AM
 
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You know you're not supposed to cross-post duplicate posts?
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:51 PM
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Location: Munich + FL, 32082
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Duplicate posts nor not - Swiffer wet mops are no danger to pets. That story is an old urban legend.
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Old 03-27-2009, 04:14 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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snopes.com: Swiffer WetJet Pet Danger
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Old 03-28-2009, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Kailua Kona, HI
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There has been quite a bit of interesting news about snopes itself lately. So it could be a good idea to try and verify your concerns with some other independent source(s). I don't really know much about the swiffer issue but common sense tells me that too many toxic chemicals around just isn't a good thing for animals. I have parrots for instance, and what may not harm a cat or dog can kill a parrot in a few moments. Be on the safe side. Clean with proven safe products. Sometimes I can't believe all these disposable type cleaning things like mops etc. What happened to soap, water and a mop! (well of course, marketing is what happened.........) No way can you convince me that a flimsy swiffer will get a really stuck on dirty spot clean that easily!

okay sorry. rant over.
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Old 03-28-2009, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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KonaKat, could you provide a link to the "quite a bit of interesting news about snopes"? Because I've followed up and done my own research in past on things that they've covered and finally stopped when I was consistently able to verify their conclusions (which are in the true, false, maybe, or undetermined categories).

I know there are people who would LIKE to discredit snopes because they take all of the fun out of being scared and titillated by the various "warnings" that run around out there, and some who would love to believe they're on the take or something, either because of the aforementioned "you're spoiling all my fun" reaction or because they're the people who write the hoaxes themselves (those need to get a life), but I'd love to see whatever news you're referring to if it's valid.
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Old 06-12-2009, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Marion County, FL
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Duplicate posts nor not - Swiffer wet mops are no danger to pets. That story is an old urban legend.
Regarding liver cancer, yes -- but if you use it around parrots (or other pet birds), there can be a danger, since they have such sensitive respiratory systems.

And if you have parrots, please, be careful with any non-stick cookware. Overheated PTFE (Teflon, SilverStone) outgasses, and this compound will kill a pet bird within minutes.
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Old 06-12-2009, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Marion County, FL
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I have parrots for instance, and what may not harm a cat or dog can kill a parrot in a few moments.
Amen. We're so careful since our parrots came into our lives -- no more candles, Teflon and SilverStone pans replaced with stainless or aluminum, the door to their room being closed when we use cleaning products. But they're worth it.
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