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Protecting the Aquatic Environment 
Alternatives to Soaps and Detergents*

Cleaning any boat, even a small one, can dirty a lot of water. many cleaning products contain phosphates which promote weed and algae growth and other chemicals that are toxic to aquatic ecosystems.

Fibreglass Baking soda and salt (in water)
Aluminum 1 tbsp of cream of tartar in a half litre of hot water
Brass Worcestershire sauce, vinegar and salt solution
Chrome Vinegar and salt solution
Copper Lemon juice and salt solution
Decks 1 part vinegar to 8 parts water
Hair Baby shampoo (phosphate-free and ph balanced)
Hands Baby oil or margarine
Clear plastic 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water
Mildew Vinegar and salt solution
Shower Wet the area, apply baking soda and wipe
Toilet Baking soda
Windows 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water
Wood Polish with olive oil
Chrome/Metal Polish with baby oil
Bleaching Hydrogen peroxide
Scouring Baking soda



* Fisheries and Oceans Canada  Green Boat Program

Source: The Wheelhouse, July 2001, Volume 2, Issue 2 & 3




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