saturday’s curse, sunday’s deliverance:
Press release: The last person known to be following the America’s Cup, Howard Grimby II, a member of Arizona Yacht Club, today announced that he’s finally calling it quits. Both a long time follower and the last member of a dying breed, Mr. Grimby expressed: “I held as long as I could, but finally my second favorite hobby, watching saguaro cacti grow, proved to be more exciting and rewarding.”
The authorities governing the Trophy-previously-known-as-the-America’s-Cup announced changes to make the event more exciting, racing in covered stadiums in trimarans with blindfolded crewmembers, powered by the downdraft of helicopters while being…
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Laundry detergents can best be defined as a cleansing substance, especially a synthetic liquid or powder that dissolves dirt and oil using Surfactants to remove grease from the cloth, Abrasives to rub off the dirt from the fabrics, Ph substances are components that have a high ph factor to stabilize the other harder substances being used, Caustics used to break up dirt particles, Softeners are added to deal with the harshness of other components being used, Oxidizers are essentially used for bleaching.
The vast majority of detergents being used today are of the synthetic type, although our society is becoming more aware of the detriment these agents have on our Environment. It Is important to note that more and more people are choosing to use more environmentally friendly products.
I am not blaming our water problems solely on the detergent as most of our problems with our water today comes from the industrial use of chemicals and their polluting our our soil, from the steel mill, lumber mill, oil refinery, farmers and the various herbicides and pesticides, even the Dry Cleaner you visit once a week is a serious contributor and the list could go on. It is the polluting of our ground, which leaches into our water table that is causing our main woes.
The main point I wish to bring forward is that we have alternative methods to produce and consume our every day products. With the technologies at our disposal, we can as individual consumers make a difference. By this I mean we do not need to subject our environment to as much synthetic chemicals as we do. Our laundry practices are contributing to our ground level water pollution and also the contribution to Carbon Dioxide (CO2) through the heating of the water.
Our society is single handedly destroying the second most important substance on earth. At present the World Health Organization says that there is about One Billion inhabitants on earth without safe drinking water. Yet the majority of us in North America take it for granted. Lets not forget that out Water Treatment Plants are subjecting us to Chlorine everyday. Chlorine is just a bad as the aforementioned chemicals used by our industries as it is also a carcinogen.
Enough with doomsday lecture. There are SOLUTIONS to our involvement in the on-going polluting of the environment.
Until next time: BE GOOD TO YOURSELF AND YOUR ENVIRONMENT.
Keith Weir [http://keithweir.info] is a social worker by nature and by profession and has been in practise for about 20 years, mainly in Child Protective Services. Although disillusioned by “the system” and having left CPS, he continues to fulfill what he has determined is his mission in life – helping and teaching others to live a better quality of life. Inspired by “The Secret”, Keith has dedicated himself to teaching others how to manifest abundance in health, wealth and happiness while minimizing our impact on our environment.