Date: Thu, 30 Nov 1995 09:34:59 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Dishwashing detergent for harps

Douglas tate quoted from a box of dishwashing detergent:
Irritating to the eyes, inca advice.

Yeah it hurts when you get grit in you eye. Many carbonates and silicates
are not water soluble and may be included in your soap to scour the plates
clean. Eating it, on the other hand, is probably no big deal. I've survived
lots of silicates in my fresh garden spinach, though I hate how it feels
between the teeth (the grit, not the spinach, which only LOOKS bad between
the teeth). Now whether you want grit lodgen in every nook and cranny of your
chromatic is another question.

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