Safer soap

Jack Rowe jackrowe at
Sun Nov 23 20:25:22 EST 1997

The main difference between 'regular' and insecticidal soaps, that I know
of, is the substitution of potassium in insecticidal soaps for the sodium
in regular soaps.

I don't know if this is an important functional difference, though it
probably lowers toxicity (to stretch the term to encompass the effects of
excessive sodium) of breakdown products.


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