Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Cool clear water. A drinking fountain from 1867 in a cool grove of Norfolk Island Pines in King Edward Park.
The following will break all records and identify at least ten problems, but, four positives can be found here.
We try not to waste water. Luckily, we have plenty of water while the Chichester dam and other reserves are full.
One can try saving money by saving water, when really, water usage isn't the major item on my account. Fees for this and that are but would probably be related to usage. User pays is the best way, I suppose. Will the locals copy the price rise by Sydney Water?
Liquid soap or 'shower milk' is pleasant to use. It guards against cross infection too. Hand washing in the medical setting was of major importance, always recommended and has given way to the application of a shot of liquid to the hands which is really quite handy. When the 'shower milk' containers are hung from the shower it could be just as well to check out the strength of any old plumbing fixtures along the way.
Many ingredients are found in these soaps described as 'naturals' or 'pure soap'. We hear how chemicals are implicated in this and that such as asthma and lowered fertility. Is soap implicated?
A moisturising natural shower milk product by a leading brand is soap free and lists the following: Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Cocamidopropyl, Betaine Sodium Chloride, Lauryl Glucoside, Fragrance, Styrene/alrylates copolymer, Polyquaternium-7, Glycol Distearate, Cocamide mea, Glycerin, Dmdm Hydantoin, Benzophenone-4, Tetrasodium edta, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Olive oil, Milk, Citric acid, Cl 19140 Cl 42090 and is made in Thiland.
Sunlight soap cakes (since 1884) Pure soap made in Australia, have quite a few additives as well.
Pears Transparent Soap, traditional soap in cake form has a 'special aging process (that) has been followed for nearly 200 years and is hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, natural, original and made in India. The ingredients are Sodium Palmitate, Natural Rosin, Glycerine, Water, Sodium Cocoate, Rosemary extract, Thyme extract, Pears Fragrance Essence.
Chemicals are here to stay. Also, Palm oil is from the ex-forrest lands of S E Asia.