Natural Beauty - Naked Hair Salon
Naked Hair Salon, Janine and Adam Shuman
Show Aired 03/07/13
Eco-beauty... we fuse our passion for environmental preservation with our talent for provocative style to create a superior, natural salon experience that leaves you beautiful inside and out. We are dedicated to using eco-friendly products that preserve Mother Earth’s resources and support the health of our customers. We prove that crafting fashion forward looks need not come at the expense of our planet.
In 2012, Naked Hair Salon & More received 3rd Place in the world for Eco-Friendly Hair Salons!
Carbon Neutral Hot Springs Resort - Tabacon
Tabacon Resort & Spa
Fortuna, Costa Rica
Show aired 01/31/2013
EPA Water Filtration Types and Locations
Water Treatment Locations
o Free-standing pitchers filter smaller quantities of water.
o individual taps to treat water as it flows through the faucet.
o refrigerator water and ice connection.
o Specialized plumbing can be directed to a single faucet, also known as a "point of use" device.
o central piping leading into your entire home with a "point of entry" device.
Filtration System Types
CARBON Filters use granulated activated carbon and resins which attach to and trap contaminants as they pass through the filters. The microscopic pore size of the filter screen determines what contaminants can be removed. It is important that you analyze screen pore size by largest hole size, not average. Filters by themselves cannot remove all contaminants.
DISTILLERS heat water to boiling and collect and recondense the vapor to remove the disease-causing microbes and contaminants. Taste is affected because natural minerals and dissolved oxygen are also removed along with the microbes.
RO - Reverse osmosis units contain semi-permeable membranes which operate under pressure to clean water. These units use three times the amount of water as clean water produced but eliminate all disease-causing organisms and most chemical contaminants.
AERATORS pass water over air jets to force gasoline and radon contaminants to convert to gaseous emissions that are removed.
WATER SOFTENERS use basic action exchange principles where minerals that cause hardness, calcium and magnesium, are exchanged with sodium and potassium, the softeners. At the same time, radium and barium contaminants are removed.
VERY IMPORTANT - filters must be changed regularly to continue to function properly.
FINAL THOUGHTS ON WATER…
Multinational corporations are stepping in to purchase groundwater and distribution rights wherever they can, and the bottled water industry is an important component in their drive to commoditize what many feel is a basic human right: the access to safe and affordable water.According to Mother Nature Network, water is being called the "Blue Gold" of the 21st century. Thanks to increasing urbanization and population, shifting climates and industrial pollution, fresh water is becoming humanity's most precious resource.
Information published in Tech News by Diane Bacher. Diane Bacher has written numerous data and regulatory compliance reports for industrial, financial, educational and information-technology clients. Bacher's publications include the New Jersey Technology Council's "Tech News."
James Hanlon, AP MS OM