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12 The Julian News Manufactured Homes ,;j;: Come see our SilverCrest Models i(o " Currently For Sale! .0 . Custom 1,300 to 2,400 sq. ft. Homes Drastically Priced Below Factory Invoice i:, :v,&lt;: I  : If You Need a Home Today, Ths Is It. :: .......... 30362 Highway 78, Santa Ysabel 0.l .-( "I'1- ] ] 4 Z Across from Gas Station www.westernlandmarkhomes.eom Propane Service Alternative Energy First Approval Given *** I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. -- Bill Cosby EARTH TALK00 Questions & Answers About Our Environment Dear EarthTalk: I recently got my car detailed at a local place and then gasped at the chemical fumes when I got inside. Are there green detailers out there, or products that I could use myself to keep my vehicle clean and my family out of harm's way? -- David Berkowitz, Newton, MA Traditionally, auto detailing has employed a range of not- so-green-friendly products such as ammonia, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), nonphenolethoxolates (NPEs), abrasive detergents, and chemical-based leather, vinyl, fabric and carpet treatments. Inside the car, they can off-gas harsh airborne pollutants; when washed down storm drains they can wreak havoc on public water supplies. Unfortunately, while environmental awareness is beginning to crop up among auto detailing services (online discussion boards are full of posts from professional detailers sharing their tips for greener, more effective products and formulations), finding a green detailing service isn't very easy just yet, so doing it yourself might be the only way to ensure that the environment and your health are spared chemical insult. There are green detailing products and kits out there, easily found through an Internet search. Two leading suppliers are Laura Klein's Green Cleaning, Traditional auto detailing employs a range of not-so-eco- friendly products. But the industry is starting to examine its environmental footprint and some shops have a decidedly green bent. There are also now many do-it-yourself green detailing products and kits out there, easily found through an Internet search. photo by David De Lossy, Getty Images. and Mean Green. These oils and other dirt from your companies, among others, car doesn't end up polluting specialize in degreasers, groundwater, rivers and streams, dashboard dressings, tire and so should you. If you clean cleaners, spot removers and your car in your own driveway or other products made with garage, try to collect any run-off natural, biodegradable water- and dispose of it into a drain or and plant-based substances toilet that will send it through the (including coconut, palm, citrus, sewage treatment system, not corn and soy), combined and into the curbside storm run-off concentrated to be as effective drain that may well lead directly as or better than their chemical- to a local water body or shoreline. laden counterparts. While finding a green detailer Another way to be green and may not be easy, you can start clean at the same time is to by asking those operators in choose wash and wax products your region if they currently that don't contain harsh chemical use environmentally-friendly surfactants--and as such don't products and/or processes. require water-wasting, polluting If not, ask them if they would rinses. No-Wet Waterless be amenable to greening up Concepts and Optimum Polymer their operations for the sake of Technologies are two leading attracting customers like you. manufacturers for such goods. Some detailers that have Do-it-yourselfers should be already taken the green plunge careful not to dump wastewater include: Ecodetail Services of into nearby storm drains not Sacramento, CA; Car Wash intended to carry toxic run- Concepts of Ailed Viejo, CA; off. Most reputable car wash Gia's Detailing of Long Island, businesses go to great lengths NY; Scott's MobileAuto Detailing to make sure the water, soaps, of Tarrant County, TX; and January 13, 2010 Elite Detailing Service Inc. of Plainfield, IL. These providers share an interest in environmental protection, use minimal amounts of water and other resources, and dispose of run-off according to the stringent standards set forth under the federal Clean Water and Clean Air acts. CONTACTS: Laura Klein's, www.laurakleinsgreencleaning. com; Mean Green, www. meangreen.com; No-Wet Waterless, www.nowet.com; Optimum Polymer Technologies, www.optimumcarcare.com. GOT AN ENVIRONMENTAL QUESTION? Send it to: EarthTalk c/o E/The Environmental Magazine P.O. Box 5098 Westport, CT 06881 e-mail: earthtalk@emagazine.com. or submit it at: www.emagazine.com/ earthtalk/thisweek/ Pid You K00ow (NAPSA)--Many boomers are finding that medical problems can occur when aging bodies don't respond well to intense physical activities. This can lead to the need for surgery. Fortunately, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists are aware of the needs of boomers. Learn more at www.aana.com. *** Poor drainage of a person's eye can lead to glaucoma. The vision loss can be devastating and can drastically change the life of a once- active adult. More information can be found at www.eyecareamerica. org. 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