Posts Tagged ‘Dishwasher phosphorous
The 112th Congress with Republican majority is hard at work. Representative Marsha Blackburn (R) appeared on the Fox Business program today, January 31, 2011 and said a bill is in the works to stop a ban on incandescent light bulbs. I was glad to hear this because I recently read an article in The Weekly Standard that encouraged me to contact my representative on another ban that affects all of us wherever we live. http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/another-triumph-greens_536862.html. Some of you may have read this article: “Another Triumph for the Greens – To go with toilets that don’t flush and light bulbs that don’t light, we now have dishwashers that don’t wash”.
The article explains how Phosphorus was removed from dishwashing detergents acceding to pressure From environmentalists. At our house we have experienced all of these dishwasher problems and more that people across the country have. If you Google – why doesn’t my dishwasher work – you can read more.
I did not know that the problem was Phosphorus being removed from the product in such a small amount to make it useless until I read this article. We have spent money on repairmen calls, took thedishwasher apart, and almost bought a new one. We Wash dishes by hand because they just don’t get clean in the dishwasher or they have a gray film on them.
Phosphorus has been in contention by environmentalist since the 60’s but was still allowed around 10.9 percent until Sierra Club environmentalists in Spokane WA were able to lower it to 0.5 percent and that is why your dishes do not get clean. Look on your box of dish detergent.
In this article from Spokane, W.A. – the Sierra Club lawyer admitted that Dishwashing detergents represent only a small amount of the total phosphorus discharged into state waters – 5 to 15 percent and that the biggest contributor is human sewage and from fertilizers. http://www.spokanedemocrats.org/index.cfm/cc_dill_05/index.cfm?page=phosphorus.cfm
It looks like all the states that signed onto the ban on Phosphorus in dish detergents were controlled by Democrats. After listening to Representative Blackburn today I decided to contact my Rep. to see if the ban on Phosphorus in dishwasher detergent could be repealed because it’s just another green scam but an extremely annoying and costly one and because Representative Blackburn said, “This is not a small potatoes issue” about the light bulbs and I feel the same way about the Phosphorus ban.
You can contact your representative about anything you want to bring to their attention to by email. Follow this link to find your congressperson and fill out the form. Most Congressmen or women will only accept an email if they represent you. And if they are a Democrat, well, good luck with that. Here is the link to contact a Congressperson: https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml
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