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12 The Julian News EARTH TALK00 LUMBER & SUPPLY CO. 532 'B' Street Ramona 760 789 0240 Questions & Answers About Our Environment Dear EarthTalk: I heard about a supposed dangerous chemical called "triclosan" that is in many personal care and other consumer products Can you enlighten? - Carl Stoneman, Richland, WA Triclosan is a synthetic chemical compound added to many personal and household care products to inhibit illness by preventing bacterial infection It works by breaking down the biochemical pathways that bacteria use to keep their cell walls intact, and as such kills potentially harmful germs if used in strong enough formulations. First developed as a surgical scrub back in 1972, triclosan is now used in upwards of 700 different consumer-oriented products, many of which people use more than once a day. They include hand soaps, deodorants, toothpastes, kids' toys, yoga mats and, of course, hand sanitizers. Whether triclosan is actually as effective as advertised, especially in the small doses found in consumer products, is a topic of much debate. Manufacturers insist that the product helps reduce infections. But researchers from the University of Michigan's School of Public Health found, after surveying 27 different studies conducted between 1980 and 2006 on the effectiveness of I IoBl.'tle] LVl: [el ?d 1 H =[e] :q I HtlD KoZe] :.l:lvB I  Ii[elv#/.1]: I =[j I :I [of:l I.  :tvJ [ : r1 :(mlv#LeIe] i] = Echo] :| IH CONTRACTORS General Contractor General Contractor / New Construction #i " " Room Additions 21  -j,f',' D e cks Remodels Over 35 Years Experience Lawrence Noble, Owner Julian Resident for 27 years State Lic. 602654 760" 765" 2363 PC Box 1342 JULIAN, CA 92036 Electrical Gas Gatcia's F0000Uc00Sn= #Water Well Electrical #New Meters #New Panels #Add t ona Circuits #Fans & Lighting Ph. 765 3410 cell (760) 271 0166 License # 678670 Painting Contractor 3mootl) PA[-NTING Exterior/Interior Specialist Reliable - Over 20 Years Experience Fully Licensed and Bonded Power Washing Free Estimates Lic # 792234 No Deposit Required- Ever s,,'ving All of San Diego County (760) 580- 3528 antibacterial soaps, that washing hands with products containing triclosan was no more effective in preventing infectious illness-- and did not remove any more bacteria--than plain soaps. The analysis,"ConsumerAntibacterial Soaps: Effective or Just Risky?" was published in 2007 in the peer-reviewed journal, Clinical Infectious Diseases. According to lead researcher Allison Aiello, triclosan--because of the way it reacts in living cells--may cause some bacteria exposed to it to become resistant to amoxicillin and other commonly used antibacterial drugs, but she adds that more research is needed to bear out this hypothesis. Anti-bacterial soaps and other products utilizing triclosan may in fact be doing more harm than good for the people who use it regularly. According to the non-profit Beyond Pesticides, triclosan has been linked to various human health problems. "It is associated with skin irritation, has been shown to interfere with the body's hormones, and has been linked to an increased risk of developing respiratory illness, or asthma, and cancer, as well as subtle effects on learning ability," reports the group, adding that 75 percent of Americans are walking around today with trace levels of triclosan in their bloodstreams. Tests using lab animals have verified that exposure to large doses of triclosan can cause irreparable health damage, but industry representatives say that the levels found in consumer Air Conditioning and Heating products are much too small to do so. Beyond its potential human health effects, triclosan can also harm the environment. According to Beyond Pesticides, I Borrego, Cuyamaca, Escondido, Julian,  I some 96 percent of the triclosan from consumer products is Ocotillo, Palomar Mountain, Ramona,  washed down drains where it Ranchita, Santa Ysabel, Warner Snia flows into wastewater treatment _,_r_n.,s  plants often ill-equipped to deal with it. Inevitably some of the 760 504 1414 triclosan escapes treatment and Call - Burt Huff ! For 30 years I have been taking care of San Diego and the backcountry's water problems. big or small. Bad taste odor, hard water, iron ... no mater what your water problem I can ......... ....... guarantee the highest quality products at the best price. REPAIR ALL MAKES & MODELS www.haguewatersandiego.com 760.789.5010 I : SALES SERVICE ii: }!,i , .esentia,  Commerca Water treatment Systems- Water esting I,; License No. 415453 Excavation I Site Work Painting DENNIS WINSHIP PAINTING and Insured I1% ] License #459575 " PH'I I I P.O. Box 632 I [ Julian, CA 92036 I Bobcat Demofition B()BCAT WORK DEMOLITION JERRY COZENS & JUSTIN COZENS (760) 765-2589 (760) 803-3749 License # 439493 Bull Dozer Services Dozer Work 76o-.749-1782 Clearm Grading, Roads $8o/hour No Move In 6hares Larry Herman Contractor i ii i iii i CO R ON , I 25 Years Lic. #B459249 I Custom Homes .Remodels .Additions a .Genera/Repairs FREE .......  ESTIMATES , 0765-607 Drilling  SERVICE complete Water Catffomia Contractor Systems Lie, #456 Sales & Repair "Your Complete Water Systems Company Since 198t" 7654246 . 789-76 P, O, Box 1719. Julian, CA 92036 ii Pumps/Weft Contractor Lic, 702741 Submersible Pumps Booster Pumps Storage Tanks Ozone Water Treatment New ltc/l#e a# ltelt June 30,2010 Manufacturers that use triclosan in their products insist that the synthetic chemical helps reduce infections. But numerous studies have shown that washing hands with products containing triclosan was no more effective in preventing infectious illness than plain soaps. Other research even links triclosan to various human health and environmental problems. photo by Jack Black's Stunt Double, courtesy Flickr is released into local waterways, Small, Beginning }lands on instrudion where exposure to sunlight I00.d lid0000,,ed '% 00ydi" can convert it into dioxins, a Hand Tool Use, highly toxic group of chemicals II'IB responsible for contaminating NOW Form...= , Maintenance, waterways and wreaking havoc Open to everyone over 16 wildlife. .... .... Shamenina on While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is finally taking a Iotensive Weekend Programs fresh look at triclosan after years of controversy, consumers can One-On-One Intrudion do their part by asking the places Available they shop to stop selling products containing the controversial Call for course descriptions, schedules and costs chemical additive. The Beyond 760 215 1711 Pesticides website offers a All classes held at Julian location customizable sample letter designed to help consumers convince local retailers to forego stocking items with triclosan. The Julian Historic District CONTACTS: Clinical Infectious Diseases, www.journals. Architectural Review Board uchicago.edu/toc/cid/current; PO BOX 1600, Julian, CA 92036 Beyond Pesticides, www. County of San Diego, Department of Planning and Land Use beyondpesticides.org; U.S. Food & Drug Administration, www.fda. PUBLIC NOTICE gov. OF CONCERN TO: RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTY OWNERS GOT AN TENANTS BUSINESS OWNERS WHO HAVE PROJECTS (New Construction, ENVIRONMENTAL Remodels or signs) QUESTION? IN THE JULIAN HISTORIC DISTRICT 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/ Carpet/Flooring eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ',JU' " A D D I.T. I | .l 00APSA00 - the environment's " ' ' I,, --.1,. , :::: :::::i sake, you can take your old _ Please Compare Our Prices & Service computers, monitors, laptops, Over 35 Years of Professional Quality N NINSIrALLID ::: * InstallationsThmughout San Diego County  ,f -- i printers, faxes, ink and toner e ,:  : : cartridges and all-in-ones to any s per ill," Staples U.S. store to be recycled. For Julian Intenors, Inc. .... DID YOU KNOW more information on going green, Lieense - 938o01-A Concrete - Foundations - Retaining Walls Highway 78 in Wynola 760-765-1605 State Lic. No. 596150 0000000000000000000000000000000 IN visit www.staples.com/ecoeasy. The Department of Defense and U.S. Olympic Committee Paralympic Division recently partnered to create "Warrior Games" for 200 wounded warrior athletes from all military services to demonstrate their resilience after life-altering injuries. To read inspirational stories about wounded soldiers participating in adaptive sports, you can visit the Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) blog at www.aw2, armylive. dodlive.milL IIs. The Architectural Review Board must, by County Ordinance; review all proposals for projects in the district except those projects which involve interior alterations only. Even small details of color, lighting, signs, fences, and planting have an effect on the appearance of the town. Before starting any project in the Julian Historic District, people should meet with the Julian Architectural Review Board and read the Design Guidelines Manual. The Architectural Review Board is here to assist owners, tenants, architects, and contractors in reviewing plans for the construction, modification, relocation, and demolition of structures in the Historic District. The County of San Diego Historic Landmark and District Preservation Regulations are found in Section 5700 of the San Diego County Zoning Ordinance Section 5749 deals specifically with the Julian Historic District and says that a) the regulations apply to the Julian Historic District, b) The external appearance of structures shall resemble as closely as possible the appearance of buildings existing in Julian in the period 1870-1913 c) that a (this) design manual has been adopted by the Director and approved by the Board of Supervisors considering the recommendations of the Julian Historic District Architectural Review Board (ARB) and d) site plans within the Historic District shall he referred to the ARB, which will then advise the Director as to conformance with ordinances, general and specific plans, and other regulations The Architectural Review Board meets on the first Tuesday every month, at 7:00pm, in the Town Hall, Washington and Main Streets. Applicants for review of building plans, signs, exterior changes, color schemes, may request agenda inclusion for the next scheduled meeting by submitting such request to The Julian Historic District, Architectural Review Board, P.O. Box 1600, Julian, CA 92036, or appear at a meeting. You may also phone Bobbi Zane, secretary at 760 765 1224. Applicants are encouraged to consult early in their project planning. The ARB is here to help! NOTE: THE NEXTARB MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR 7 PM, TUESDAY, July 6, 2010 DOWNSTAIRS IN THE TOWN HALL. Itttltli l,iI' " 1 ,,a I,t ' - t" " " " ' i" 4"][ ......... 'IIN i .lliii llIIII'Igl l .... : ' .......