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Pat Slaven, a textiles ..., 4 Feb 2011 [cached]
Pat Slaven, a textiles expert for Consumer Reports, said often there are only small differences between items, such as the thickness of the fabric or the number of embellishments on a shirt.
Formulas from Tide & Wisk Top Latest Test of Laundry Detergents: Consumer Reports [cached]
"We put laundry detergents through rigorous testing to determine how well they perform," said Pat Slaven, a program leader for Consumer Reports.  "We pitch each product against seven hard-to-clean stains commonly found in households including red wine, grass, blood, chocolate and ring around the collar.", 24 Dec 2002 [cached]
Consumer Reports' textile engineer Pat Slaven says you can get rid of a lot of common stains yourself.She helped write Consumer Reports' new handbook how to clean and care for practically anything.
"The best thing to do is start working on it right away.The sooner you get to it, the easier it is to get out," she said.
All you need are some simple, inexpensive products.Then, say you get a wine or fruit juice stain:
"Start with a bit of liquid dish detergent in water: one teaspoon in a cup of water.When you can't remove any more color, finish it with a bit of hydrogen peroxide and this will help to remove the last traces of the red coloring."
Pat says it's ideal for getting out tomato sauce, gravy and other oil-based stains.
After you pre-treat the spot, wash the clothes in warm water and laundry detergent.But never iron any stained clothing or put it in the dryer.Heat permanently sets a stain.
"The tomato sauce is completely gone," she said, demonstrating.
FACT: SA8 with BioQuest tops Consumer Reports comparison | The Truth About Amway [cached]
They also cited Pat Slaven of Consumer Reports, on the value of Amway's SA-8 powder.
The EnviroMedia Greenwashing Index – Commentary, 16 July 2008 [cached]
Pat Slaven, textiles researcher for Consumer Reports said, "Send out the Green Guides and then slap offenders with a fine.
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