Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on August 15, 1970 · Page 12
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 12

Phoenix, Arizona
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Saturday, August 15, 1970
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48 products with mercury »• lose U.S. okay V WASHINGTON (AP) - The Agriculture Department announced sesterday that federal registration would be canceled in 30 days for 48 mercury products used industrially to control mildew, algae and slime. The mercury compounds have been approved for use in commercial laundries to control mildew. They also are used to control algae slime growths in industrial cooling systems. "The registrations were canceled," the department said, _ "because waste water associated with these uses is normally discharged into sewage systems or other drainage facilities through which it can eventually reach streams or other water supplies." A spokesman said the notice affected 30 products ap- profed for laundries, 12 for control of slime and 6 for algae. Officials said the products must be relabeled to exclude the banned uses. Under new labeling they could be sold for a number of other uses approved by the department, including preservatives, paints, plastics and for control of fungus on turf. Pollution scare strikes Italy United Press International ROME — Fear of contracting typhoid fever or other diseases is keeping vacationers out of the sea and away from the beaches in parts of Italy this summer. The Lazio region, of which Rome is the capital, has been the main target towards which warnings of sea pollution have been directed, but Bathers near Genoa in the Liguria region have also been alerted. In July, one Genoese magistrate banned all bathing near Genoa because of pollution; on the following day, however, a more senior magistrate recinded the order on legal grounds. The beaches involve an area 10 miles long east of Genoa. The disagreement between the two magistrates is typical of the situation. But bad as it appears to be in Liguria, it has been the Lazio region which has been hardest hit. Lazin does not have a major international seaside resort, but its numerous small towns and villages have, over the years, become the weekend playgrounds of Romans seeking respite from the soaring temperatures and searing heat in the city center. In August, reputed the hottest month of the year in Italy and traditionally the month when Roman husbands send their wives and families to the sea, the pollution scare had taken on political propor- tons. Although by nature Italians are not perhaps the tidiest of nationalities, they are unquestionably highly conscious of their health. No one is taking chances and if he goes to the beach if he is most definitely staying out of the water. One major cause of the increasing refuse on the beaches is the "plastic age" in which we now live. In the past, the wastes of summer were destroyed by nature during the winter. But with plastics it is quite different and nature is powerless. The remains of one summer now pile remorselessly upon another: plastic bags, plastic ice cream cartons, broken and unwanted plastic beach toys and numerous other assortments, plus the usual paper, cardboard, tins and bottles. The municipal authorities employ men to clean the beaches each day, but this attempt is far from sufficient. Hardest hit of the Lazio sun spots has been Ostia, where the main sewage disposal pipe from the City of Rome and the estuary of the River Tiber meet the sea. Ostia is the closest of the beaches to Rome and therefore the one most frequented by Romans. Infectious h e p a t i t i s has been increasing in Italy over the past couple of years and one of the main reasons is thought to have been pollution of water. Thus, it is hardly surprising that doting parents ate keeping their children and themselves as far from danger — whether it be real or imaginary — as possible. At Ostia, it has been the restaurants, stores, shops and in particular the vendors of "sea fruits" who stroll the beaches selling cockles, mussels and other shell fish who have been feeling the pinch most of all. People are afraid that such local delicacies as "cozze al- limone" — raw mussels that are swallowed down with a squeeze of lemon juice— are infected by the polluted waters. In an attempt to fight the "scare," the sanitary authorities have said that the fear is unfounded and that the only real danger to them is the annual Roman "bug" which causes a slight form of gastroenteritis. Meanwhile the fear of pollution is spreading to the rest of 11 a 1 y 's Mediterranean coastline. The city of Palermo in Sicily has had the sea water analyzed and found it to be clean and pure. Others are preparing to follow suit in order to put a halt to the slide in holiday trade. Pollution labs to give warnings, says health unit GENEVA (UPI) - The World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday announced plans for an international pollution monitoring system. In Hong Kong, a government-appointed committee issued a report predicting pollution in that city would double in eight years. WHO, citing growing danger to man, animals and plants from pollution, said the monitoring system with laboratories around the world would go into operation in December. Reports from the laboratories will make it possible to issue warnings where necessary, WHO said. The system will have two international centers, one in Washington and the other in London, and three regional centers in Moscow, Nagpur, India, and Tokyo, WHO said. There will be 20 laboratories scattered throughout the world. These centers will send into WHO information on air pollution levels due to sulphur dioxide and dust particles. i WHO said the danger threshold is greater for plants with orchids, spinach, lemon trees and wild oats dying from smog. Intense smog can kill petunias and beans. How many pools would you like your builder to have built last year? The figures here are the actual counts for all the leading pool contractors in the Phoenix area (calendar 1969). How many each built can tell you a lot. But not everything. And there's a lot you should know before starting a pool. Like how much it has...and hasn't. How much it will cost to maintain. How it will look 5, 10, 15 years from now. How much of an asset it will really be if you have to sell. And finally, how much you can really save — Pointed questions. So jjsk pointedly. The builders. The BBB. The C of C. But most important, ask your pool-owning neighbors. They know. One thing the great majority of them will tell you: we built their pool. You see, we're building more P9ols than any other contractor in town. About 4*5% more last year (we're the 904). Roughly 50% more so far this year. Now why do you suppose that is? SHASTA CONSTRUCTION CO., Builders of: Master Pods PHONE 277-7285 Estimates at any time- honestly, accurately, in detail, and free. Ptoeafc, Sat., Aug. 15, 1970 The Arizona Republic 5 CHECK THIS STRAW HANDBAGS 4.90 to 9.90 REG. 8.00-15.00 TREMENDOUS SELECTION OF BAGS TO CARRY RIGHT NOW, VINYL COVERED WICKER AND SOFT CROCHET IN NATURAL, WHITE, BLACK AND ASSORTED COLORS, COUNTLESS SHAPES AND SIZES. HANDBAGS CHECK THIS PANTY HOSE HOLDER PLUS PANTY HOSE 2.90 REG. 6.00 A GREAT VALUE...THE PANTY HOSE ARE FREEl LIGHTWEIGHT STRETCH PANTY WITH CLINGY LEG BAND KEEPS PANTY HOSE SMOOTH AND TRIM. IN BEIGE ONLY, SIZES S-M-L. INTIMATE APPAREL CHECK THIS GUEST ROOM SET 99* REG. 4.00 GOLD WATER COLOGNE 1.90 REG. 3.95 EXCEPTIONAL SAVINGS ON PACKAGED SOAP AND PAPER GUEST TOWEL SETS...ALSO ON THE FRESH FRAGRANCE, OLD ARIZONA GOLD WATER, A PLEASANT ARIZONA SOUVENIR. COSMETICS * rft ».>^C^-,. :v5- I®* s 1 •>»* »«K CENTAL **„ SCQTTSPALS FA 8 H,ON WUARt MONpiv, THU BSD AV ANO P R1C ,AV , :30 A>M ._ f!00 fiH CLOSEO

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