The ones in my area all have a substitute chemical with no phosphates.
For example the one at ACE is labeled TSP on the container in big letters,
but when you read the label on the back it says it's a substitute! The
Walmart product is simularly labled but it's a liquid substitute.
Hasn't "real" TSP been banned along with other phosphate-containing
products because they are environmental hazards?
On 09/16/04 03:12 pm jhill put fingers to keyboard and launched the
following message into cyberspace:
Certainly sold here in SE Florida at Home Depot and Lowes.
The Fanjuls pay the politicians to raise sugar cane here at twice the world
market price. The phosphate runoff into the Everglades from that are far
more a problem than a little homeowner use.
And Florida is a major commercial phosphate mining area.
I've heard that you can sometimes find real trisodium phosphate at
real paint stores...(hint, none of the big box stores are real paint
(Remove the Primes before e-mailing me)
I asked a young clerk in HD paint section if they carried Pumice, he
then led me to where an older clerk was and asked the question for me
and we got "Go to a REAL paint store".
On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 21:49:49 -0500, John Willis
It might be found in commercial laundry detergents (not sure). Found at
wholesale houses like Johnstone Supply.
I've heard it can also be an ingredient in some automatic dish washer
It's been awhile, but TSP was promoting the growth of algae in the waste
water. That's what the old foggy memory says.
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