Drug Test Kit Ideal for Testing Soap But Not Drugs

New Video Proves NarcoPouch(R) 928 Tests Positive on Various Natural Soaps

and Negative on 'Fake' Soap Based on Detergent Formulations

May 07, 2007, 01:00 ET from Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps

    ESCONDIDO, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bronner family,
 makers of the popular organic Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, have released a
 new video of NarcoPouch(R) 928 field drug tests of its soaps and other
 brands. The results prove that the test kit which was used to jail Don
 Bolles, drummer for the legendary punk band The Germs
 http://germsreturn.com/ on April 4, will always give a false-positive for
 the drug GHB (Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate) if used on any true natural soap.
 However, in an interesting twist, the test will test negative for fake
 mislabeled "liquid soap" products that are actually detergent-based, not
 soap. The new video features David Bronner, President of Dr. Bronner's
 Magic Soaps, using the NarcoPouch(R) 928 on a wide variety of common
 natural soaps as well as detergent based fake "soap" products. The video
 can be viewed at http://www.drbronner.com/soap_test.html.
     "Our testing shows that real soaps which are made using the ecological
 time-honored process of saponification of vegetable oil will always test
 positive for GHB, while complicated synthetic detergent-based so-called
 'liquid soaps' test negative," said David Bronner. "The NarcoPouch(R) 928
 is a great test for determining if a product labeled 'Soap' actually
 contains real soap or not. It's ironic that the flawed GHB field test used
 by cops shows in a graphic immediate way true versus fake soaps.
 Fortunately for Don Bolles, the much more accurate confirmation
 drug-testing by the Orange County crime lab proved our soap did not contain
 the drug GHB."
     Detergents in fake soap products are usually made in part or even
 entirely from petroleum along with vegetable feedstocks. For instance,
 Sodium Myreth Sulfate, the main ingredient in JASON's so-called "Pure,
 Natural, & Organic Soap" is made by attaching ethylene oxide groups from
 petroleum to vegetable fatty acid, which also produces trace 1,4 dioxane as
 a side reaction. Olefin Sulfonate, the main ingredient in both Nature's
 Gate ORGANICS "Soap" and Kiss My Face ObsessivelyOrganic "Soap", is made
 entirely from petroleum. Cocamidopropyl Sultaine, the main ingredient in
 EO's so-called soap, is in significant part petroleum-based.
     Bronner laments: "Companies mislead consumers in conflating their
 detergent-based products with ecological biodegradable soaps, even calling
 these synthetic detergent products 'organic'. Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps are
 real soaps made from real organic oils, while these other so-called 'Soap'
 products are detergents made from petroleum and conventional vegetable
 material. They are not soap, they are not organic, they are not natural."
     The crime lab confirmation test that exonerated Don Bolles and Dr.
 Bronner's soaps of GHB, uses the GC-MS method which is much more accurate
 than the field drug test kits used by the Newport Beach Police. "Police
 departments nationwide should immediately stop using the ODV, Inc. field
 test for GHB as it is not accurate when used on soaps and who knows what
 other common household products," said Bronner. ODV, Inc, maker of
 NarcoPouch(R) 928 Inc is a subsidiary of Armor Holdings, Inc. The company
 has done nothing to alert police departments about the false positives when
 used on natural soap.
     According to retired FBI agent and forensics expert Dr. Frederick
 Whitehurst, "There is no effort by the National Academies of Science to
 validate forensic science protocols and there are no national standards for
 presumptive field drug tests. I believe our freedoms are being infringed
 upon because of fake science."
     To arrange an interview with David Bronner or Don Bolles please contact
 Adam Eidinger at 202-744-2671.

SOURCE Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps