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I just bought my first Mr. Clean Magic Eraser thing to get some marker off the wall...and oh my goodness does that thing work well. It took marker off flat paint and I was even able to get paint I splashed on the heater vent off. So, before I go off and clean everything in my house with this I thought I should find out what the heck it is made of. I did a couple of Google searches but could only find websites that say how awesome it is. I did read that it is "considered non-toxic" but that's not that convincing. I figured it's not the healthiest choice...but how bad is it?<br>
So, anybody know anything about them?
 

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I heard it has formeldahide (sp?) in it...not so good!
 

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Well, that's no good! I guess I should keep doing searches until I find something. It seems like they'd have to list ingredients on their webpage.
 

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I found more info...guess I answered my own question. :LOL<br><br>
Ingredients/Chemical Name: Formaldehyde-Melamine-Sodium Bisulfite Copolymer.<br>
Emergency and First Aid Procedures:<br>
Ingestion: If the sponge is ingested, contact a physician or veterinarian immediately. Intestinal blockage may be life threatening to some household pets.<br>
Eye Contact: In case of eye irritation, flush thoroughly with water for 15 minutes. If irritation persists, seek medical advice.<br>
Skin: In case of skin irritation, flush affected area thoroughly with water and apply a cold compress. If irritation persists, seek medical advice.<br>
Inhalation: If respiratory irritation occurs, move from the site of exposure to an area with fresh air. If irritation persists, seek medical advice.<br>
Other: Consumer product packages have a caution statement: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF TODDLERS & PETS TO AVOID ACCIDENTAL INGESTION.<br>
Do not use with chlorine bleach.<br><br>
I found this info on another message board and it was said to have come from the MSDS report on the Magic Eraser, but they didn't provide a link. On the webpage they say that it's safe for dishwashing if you rinse dishes well after using. It all seems strange to me.
 

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Do a search here, someone had the what was in it listed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Why would you wash dishes with it? :puke
 

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That what I thought...gross! I think if you're dishes are so dirty that you need a magic eraser you might have other problems. :LOL<br>
BTW, I found the link to the MSDS report:<br><a href="http://www.pgbrands.com/pages/cleaners/msds/MSDS_Mr_Clean_Magic_Eraser.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.pgbrands.com/pages/cleane...gic_Eraser.pdf</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">That what I thought...gross! I think if you're dishes are so dirty that you need a magic eraser you might have other problems. :LOL<br>
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found an old thread about magic eraser...<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=119886" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=119886</a><br><br><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">The active ingred is Formaldeyde Melamime Sodium Bisulfite Copolymer<br><br>
I tried finding the MSDS page on their website (I looked it up about 4 mos ago) but it's no longer there... Sort of odd. They have MSDS pages for other Mr. Clean products... Anyway, here are some MSDS pages that I did manage to dig up:<br><br>
Sodium Bisulfite:<br><a href="http://physchem.ox.ac.uk/MSDS/SO/sodium_bisulfite.html" target="_blank">http://physchem.ox.ac.uk/MSDS/SO/sodium_bisulfite.html</a><br><br>
Melamime:<br><a href="http://physchem.ox.ac.uk/MSDS/ME/melamine.html" target="_blank">http://physchem.ox.ac.uk/MSDS/ME/melamine.html</a><br><br>
phenol-formaldehyde resin<br><a href="http://physchem.ox.ac.uk/MSDS/PH/ph...hyde_resin.html" target="_blank">http://physchem.ox.ac.uk/MSDS/PH/ph...hyde_resin.html</a><br><br>
formaldehyde, 37% solution<br><a href="http://physchem.ox.ac.uk/MSDS/FO/formaldehyde.html" target="_blank">http://physchem.ox.ac.uk/MSDS/FO/formaldehyde.html</a><br><br>
And another sheet with a FAQ on Formaldehyde:<br><a href="http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/tfacts111.html" target="_blank">http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/tfacts111.html</a><br><br>
I would personally never use it. I would be particularly careful if you have asthma, and I'd make sure that the area was well ventillated before using the product. Just my 2 cents. HTH!</div>
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I got one and it didn't work. IT crumbed and fell apart so I got rid of it.<br><br>
With all those chemicals, how can they think it would be considered non-toxic?
 

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also just so u know it works so well because it does take the top coat off the paint or whatever is there. so if u use it too much at one spot the paint will be gone.
 
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