Pelican-stock 2010: A flock of well-oiled pelicans need cleaning after the Gulf oil spill crisis.
Pelican-stock 2010: A flock of well-oiled pelicans need cleaning after the Gulf oil spill crisis.Courtesy IBRRC
Should you ever find yourself needing to clean a pelican (and more and more of us probably will after the Gulf oil spill) here are step-by-step instructions and the every-day household product that does the trick well. Proctor & Gamble stock will probably climb at the same rate BP stock drops these days.

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Joel Bonasera's picture

As great as Dawn is at cleaning up the wild life, I have a nagging question: what is Dawn made of? It's a synthetic detergent, meaning it some form of lipid brewed with an alkali. As far as I know, it's not made from animal or plant oil, which makes me wonder if it's made from petro chemicals to begin with... Again, I have no idea, and i'm not trying to spark a conspiracy theory here. Does anyone know?

posted on Thu, 06/17/2010 - 1:17pm
Shana's picture
Shana says:

I'm not sure what all these things are, but here's an ingredient list:
http://www.pg.com/productsafety/ingredients/household_care/dish_washing/...

posted on Thu, 06/17/2010 - 1:54pm
Thor's picture
Thor says:

The story in the link notes that Dawn is made with oil-based chemicals and there are some out there who view this as not a good solution to the problem. But I didn't want to be a spoiler on this discussion in my original post.

posted on Thu, 06/17/2010 - 1:57pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

They do have petrolium in the formula, but if it works to clean these animals and have them perhaps live, then terriffic! It this product is working and Dawn is offering it for free then they deserve praise I don't care if this massive free publicity for them, I don't care if other Environment Friendly/Biodigradable/"Green" products are being offered but not used as much. They're not being used 'cause they suck! They do, and they cost a lot more to begin with. Thank you Dawn!

posted on Tue, 07/06/2010 - 12:59am

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