My sister-in-law Shirley is here for a visit and she works in an appliance repair shop that she and her husband Joe own. We were talking about how many calls she has been getting for new dishwashers not cleaning dishes properly. Come to find out in every case in the last few months the problem has been because “they” have taken the phosphates out of our dish washing detergent.
This removal of phosphates happened last summer in many locations, and ladies are up in arms with this change.
As I understand it phosphates get into our water supplies and accelerate plant and algae growth. When these plants die an accelerated death there is a feeding frenzy of bacteria, these bacteria consume oxygen causing a dead zone for marine life. As you can imagine there is a cascade effect to the environment that biologists believe could be catastrophic as time goes on.
Not every state supports the ban on phosphates although you still may get phosphate free detergent as there 17 states support this ban.
Congratulations if your dishes are dirty, you are supporting our environment, thank you! Shirley, lives in Ohio one of the states supporting the ban, tells me that Finish gets her dishes the cleanest of all the newly formulated dishwasher powders she has used. The most economical way to purchase dishwasher detergent is in powder and it is also the most efficient way to get your dishes clean.
Do you live in one of the states that have the ban, how are your dishes?