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What are Mr. Clean sponges made of?

What are Mr. Clean sponges made of?

But the secret behind the material that makes up the scrubbers, melamine foam—the same stuff that’s widely used as an acoustic insulator in recording studios—is less magic and more simple chemistry. On its own, melamine is just an organic base in the form of white crystals.

What is Mr. Clean Magic Eraser good for?

The Magic Eraser is great for cleaning: Removing permanent marker and crayon stains. Cleaning bruised baseboards. Removing scuff marks from all around the house.

Are you supposed to wet the Mr. Clean sponge?

All you need to do is slightly wet the sponge itself to activate the melamine foam for maximum effectiveness. From there, scrub away at the surface that you want to clean. It can be useful to scrub in small, circular motions for the best results.

Does Mr. Clean sponge have chemicals?

Clean Magic Erasers are made of formaldehyde-melamine-sodium bisulfate copolymer, a material that is commonly called melamine foam. This foam material has been used in a number of industries for over 20 years.

How toxic are Magic Erasers?

The National Institutes of Health lists the Magic Eraser as non-toxic. So it seems we don’t have to worry that the erasor will be “off-gassing” toxins during use. Still, the sponge is not biodegradable or “eco-friendly” (though it is certainly a decent alternative to the full-on chemical cleaning sprays out there).

Are Mr. Clean sponges toxic?

Magic Sponges are non-toxic and safe for household use. They are abrasive, however, so you don’t want to rub them against your skin or let your kids get ahold of them.

Does Magic Eraser ruin surfaces?

Magic Erasers are abrasive, so avoid using them on delicate countertops such as marble and granite. Not only can you damage the sealant but the eraser may make the countertop appear dull. All of these cleaning products can cause more harm than good.

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