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How to read labels..

When you need the convenience of commercial cleaners for the basics like laundry and dishwashing detergents, here are some shopping guidelines to help you choose products with the lowest impact on your health and the environment... Learn more

   
   

   
   

Are the products really green?..

Beware of unregulated "greenwash" claims on labels! Terms such as "natural" and "eco-friendly" or shouldn't be equated with safety unless they're backed up with specific information!... Learn more

   
   

   
   

All purpose cleaner shopping suggestions..

Some all-purpose cleaners contain the sudsing agents can react with nitrites (an often undisclosed preservative or contaminant) to form carcinogens that readily penetrate the skin... Learn more

   
   

   
   

Household cleaners to avoid?

A surprising number of the most harmful toxins ever created are found right inside your home. Wed love to help you detoxify your home and have listed some chemicals below to avoid... Learn more

   
   

   
   

What about air fresheners?

Because they can trigger allergies and potentially cause other health problems, Carpet Pro Cleaners recommends against the use of synthetically fragranced air fresheners... Learn more

   
   

   
   

Eight toxins and how to avoid them..

No one can avoid exposure to toxic chemicals, but it is possible to reduce it significantly. In the following pages, the experts weigh in on the worst toxic offenders found in household cleaning products... Learn more

   
   

   
   

Purified water and hot water extraction..

A variety of contaminants and impurities may be present in water supplies, such as microorganisms, particulates, dissolved ionized or non-ionized solids and gases... Learn more

   
   

   

Useful links

Featuring water quality and conservation information relevant not only right here in the Carolinas, but also representing localities all over the United States, and the world.  If you would like to learn more about protecting and improving water quality, Carpet Pro Cleaners invites you to explore this collection of interesting and useful sites on the web:

Common Air Pollutants - An interesting information page from the EPA regarding the six most common air pollutants.

Neuse RiverKeeper Foundation - protects, restores and preserves the Neuse River basin through education, advocacy and enforcement, in order to provide clean water for drinking, recreation and enjoyment to the communities that it serves.

USGS -- Water Resources of the United States - Home page for water resources information from the U.S. Geological Survey. Topics include ground water, surface water, water use, water quality, acid rain, toxic substances hydrology.

 

Sustainability site - EPA has tools to help you learn and understand the issues and help you reduce your environmental footprint. Learn more at EPA's Sustainability Site.

 

Environmental Issues with Water - a great jumping off point from wikipedia to a number of categories relating to environmental issues with water.

 

Aral Sea Story - Information on the drying up of the Aral Sea which was once the fourth biggest inland sea in the world.

 

California Bay-Delta Authority - About programs to develop and implement a long-term comprehensive program to restore ecological health and improve water management in the San Francisco Bay-Delta ecosystem.

 

Canada's Aquatic Environments - This large, comprehensive website details the aquatic habitats, animals and plants of Canada.

 

Canada's National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) - information about releases of pollutants into air, water and land, from Environment Canada.

 

Christina River Basin / Watershed of Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania - Information hub and method of public outreach for enhancing informed public participation in watershed management in the Christina River Basin of Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

 

Delaware's Pollution Control Strategy - Working through Tributary Action Teams it is designed to educate about water pollution prevention in Delaware's watersheds. Includes resources to learn how to be effective in preventing water pollution.

 

EDF Chemical Scorecard - Toxic Release Inventory data for the US. Sources and amounts of toxic chemicals released to air and water. Also has information on health effects and other topics.

 

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Water - US federal agency responsible for protecting and improving water quality. Details of national water programs, online library, local information, laws, and kids page.

 

Global Water Partnership - They support integrated water resources management programmes by collaboration, at their request, with governments and existing networks and by forging new collaborative arrangements.

 

Hillslope and Watershed Hydrology Lab, Oregon State University - Conducts research on the hydrologic cycle, particularly runoff generation processes in diverse watersheds. Includes publications and presentations, information about opportunities for students, and related links.

 

Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Research, training, and software for hydrologic engineering and water resources planning and management.

 

Institute of Hydraulic Engineering, University Stuttgart - Lists areas of research, degrees offered, and publications.

 

Isotopes in Water and Environmental Management - Uses of isotopes (both stable and radioactive) and isotope data in hydrology. Source is IAEA.

 

Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program - Public education resource about watersheds, water quality, and preventing water pollution.

 

Mexican Institute of Water Technology (IMTA) - State-owned organization dedicated to research, development, transfer of technology, and education related to water management and conservation. Find details of mission, infrastructure, products, and services. [Spanish, English]

 

Netherlands Water Partnership - Water Information Network - Comprehensive database of the Netherlands water community. Includes information on organisations with their geographic/technical areas of expertise, water projects, and international water events. Describes water issues and projects in all parts of the world.

 

Riparian Forest Buffers - Illustrated document discusses stream side forests as protection and enhancement of the water resources of the eastern United States.

 

Southeast Watershed Research Laboratory - Branch of the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) collecting water resource related data to monitor the environment as it is affected by land use.

 

Spatial Hydrology - Internet directory for hydrologic modeling, GIS, GPS and remote sensing.

 

University of Florida Water Resources Research Center - Funding research projects in Florida, offering descriptions of these grants, information on other water resource news and links to government and university sites.

 

University of New South Wales Water Research Laboratory - Information about research and consulting in hydrology, hydraulics, groundwater, coastal engineering, and related areas.

 

U.S. Water News On-Line - Coverage includes water supply, water quality, policy and legislation, litigation and water rights, conservation, climate, and international water news.

 

USEPA - Biological Indicators of Watershed Health - Water quality and how aquatic life (fish, invertebrates, algae) is used to measure the overall health of the nation's waters. Lots of links to state and federal programs as well as other sites.

 

USGS -- Water Resources of the United States - Home page for water resources information from the U.S. Geological Survey. Topics include ground water, surface water, water use, water quality, acid rain, toxic substances hydrology.

 

UW Extension water & natural resources - Information about water quality programs and related environmental concerns in Wisconsin.

 

Water - European Environmental Agency - Collection of reports, links, and data sets on European water resources topics.

 

Water Online - For water and wastewater professionals. Industry news, regulatory updates, latest technology announcements and employment opportunities.

 

Water Web Consortium - Internet directory, webring, online forums, and international workshops intended to promote the sharing of information concerning water and the earth's environment.

 

WaterHistory.org - Articles explore prehistoric and historic water projects worldwide.

 

Waternunc.com - Portal site for water businesses and the topic of water management, particularly in France.

 

Watershed Atlas of the Allegheny River - Describes what a watershed is, how a water cycle works, and shows how the last glacier shaped the western Pennsylvania/southwest New York region. Focus is on how water workes within natural systems, and how human activities can impact water quality.

 

World Water Conservation - Reports on the status of water supply and water-saving measures at various locations around the world.

 

World Water Day - Focuses on international water issues such as working to alleviate poverty and hunger, sustainable development, environmental integrity, and human health.

 

The World's Water - Supplement to a book by Peter H. Gleick. Comprehensive data on worldwide freshwater resources and associated political, economic, scientific, and technological issues.

 

Wyoming Water Resources Data System - The Water Resources Data System is a clearinghouse of hydrological and climatological data for the State of Wyoming

 

 

   
   
   

 

 

 

         
         
         
       
     

 

 

 
       

 

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