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Chemical cleaners emerge as leading source of urban emissions

Chemical cleaners emerge as leading source of urban emissions

Air pollution is a huge concern for human health, ranking as the fifth highest risk factor globally. 

Chemical products that contain compounds refined from petroleum, like household cleaners, pesticides, paints and perfumes, now rival motor vehicle emissions as the top source of urban air pollution, according to a surprising National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) led study.

Unable to escape the chemicals we emit into our atmosphere, these toxic cleaners contribute to the development of a wide range of respiratory and other diseases.

The prevention of chemical emissions and risk to human health can only be ended by replacing harmful atmospheric polluters with safe, sustainable alternatives - eWater being one of these.

How does eWater stack up?

How does eWater stack up?

eWater is not just a cleaning solution but also effective and safe to use on fresh food as a sanitiser and antimicrobial. It can even extend the shelf life of fruit and vegetables! Here is how eWater works compared to some of its competitors...

eWater is also completely safe to dispose of for the environment than the chemical alternatives offered by other companies. Utilising only salt, tap water and electricity it has no adverse health effects for people who use or consume it.

The onsite production of eWater also avoids unnecessary plastic waste and removes users from a costly, high emissions chemical supply chain.

eWater is fast becoming best practice in hygiene for food production.

eWater: A solution to the listeria outbreak

eWater: A solution to the listeria outbreak

A recent outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes (listeria), connected to rockmelon originating from a farm in NSW, has shown that there is a need for more effective treatment of bacteria on fruit and vegetables.

Listeriosis is of grave concern to the community and can be fatal, particularly to the elderly, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems.

Electrolysed water has been demonstrated to be not only an effective sanitiser, particularly in regards to listeria, but its efficacy over other commercial sanitisers. eWater Systems has published a special report on the matter.

Cleaning products as damaging as cigarettes?

Cleaning products as damaging as cigarettes?

Regular use of cleaning products has been found to be comparable to 10-20 pack years of tobacco smoking.

According to a new study at the University of Bergen in Norway, regular exposure to cleaning products can be as harmful as a daily cigarette habit.

"When you think of inhaling small particles from cleaning agents that are meant for cleaning the floor and not your lungs, maybe it is not so surprising after all," says lead author Øistein Svanes.

eWater Submission to Government Initiative

eWater Submission to Government Initiative

The Victorian Government is looking for community input on the reduction of plastic pollution. With these initatives also comes the opportunity for Victoria to lead in reducing our chemical footprint.

eWater proposed that the government make the reduction of chemicals a priority. This in turn will reduce plastic, pollution and carbon impacts. Using the technology of eWater Systems, there is no longer need for harmful chemicals for cleaning and sanitising. We hope to show policy makers that there is a more sustainable way to clean up our planet. 

Read our submission here

Stunning Sustainability at Stones of the Yarra Valley & Meletos 

Stunning Sustainability at Stones of the Yarra Valley & Meletos 

Proprietors Steve & Vonnie Frazer are delighted to be part of the #reducechemicals movement. "To be honest, we were a bit skeptical when introduced to eWater but it has been a great success" says Mr Frazer. "We are so happy to be rid of toxic chemicals and detergents along with their subsequent pollutants and negative health impacts. Our staff love it!"


 

Chris Bonello wins best Ōra King Dish

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Chris Bonello has won the prestigious Best Ōra King Dish Australia 2017 in Tokyo with his dish Ōra King Salmon, Noodles and Rocks.

Bonello from MPD Steak Kitchen in Victoria attributes the inspiration for his dish to the Japanese way of treating food.

“Let the produce shine and garnish accordingly. Ōra King salmon speaks for itself, and in my eyes, you do not need to do anything over the top to it”

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Ōra King Best Dish Australia is run by Ora King Salmon, a New Zealand Salmon farm focused on sustainable methods and practices and efficient protein production.

"Our focus is on the sustainable production of salmon that addresses the growing demand for marine protein without compromising the health of the planet, our salmon or consumers"

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Chris Bonello is a long time supporter of eWater Systems and other sustainable initiatives and products, and we would like to congratulate him in his well deserved win.

Sculpture among the vines

Sculpture among the vines

This October John and Pauline Gandel will open their 135 hectare Point Leo Estate on the Mornington Peninsular up to the public, the couple have created a legacy project of the estate as a tribute to their love for the region.

Slashing safety testing regulations

A Turnbull government move to slash industrial chemical regulation could create "toxic chemical disasters" and leave the public and officials oblivious to the risks, critics have warned.

Cancer Council Australia, unions and public health advocates have expressed alarm over the proposed changes, which mean more than 99 per cent of new industrial chemicals will not be officially assessed for threats to public health and the environment before being introduced to the public.

About 30,000 chemicals used in Australia since before the regulatory scheme began in 1990 have not yet been assessed by NICNAS. The network described the backlog as "gross regulatory failure" and said the bill does nothing to address it.

The Victorian Trades Hall Council told the inquiry that if the bill goes ahead, "we will have new chemicals coming into Australia that government will not know about, that the public will not know about and that workers will not know about."

Chemistry Australia, the peak national body for the chemicals industry, said the changes would "ensure that Australian users of industrial chemicals have access to the latest, most innovative chemistry on the same day as their overseas competitors".

 

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