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