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Does Cascade Contain Phosphates?

What Do Phosphates Do?

Phosphates found in dishwasher detergent are used to help loosen food remains and the calcium that binds messes together. They also control water hardness and rinse away water soils in your dishwasher to counteract dish staining.

Cascade Creates Phosphate Free Detergent

After extensive research, scientists found that waste-water containing phosphates had detrimental impacts on the environment, such as the harmful pollution of lakes and streams. Some laws banning the use of phosphates in automatic dishwasher detergents were originated in 2010.

As part of our commitment to sustainability, we’re constantly refining our product formulations to help you clean safely and responsibly. Cascade complies with local, state, and federal regulations that define what can and can't be used in our products, and we are proud to have offered phosphate-free dishwasher detergent for a long, long time.

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