Phoenix Foreign Car to Use Only MiraChem
13 August 1998Phoenix Foreign Car to Use Only MiraChem
PHOENIX, Aug. 12 -- The following is being released by Innovative Environmental Products: Dr. Duane Wooten, a Phoenix pediatrician who recently purchased Phoenix Foreign Car service, today announced that his auto shop would no longer use harmful, petrochemical solvents to clean parts but would instead use MiraChem(R), (http://www.mirachem.com) a line of environmentally friendly, worker safe, cleaning solutions and equipment. "As a doctor and a human being, I couldn't justify using any solvent that could cause harm to my workers," said Wooten. "The MiraChem(R) cleaners work just as well as my old cleaner, but now I don't have to worry about my men getting harmed. And it's better for the environment as well. With air pollution the way it is in Phoenix, I think we all have to do our part to help." As a direct result of his philosophy, a parts washer that used petroleum products as its cleaner now sits discarded in a back corner of the shop. "This new stuff works just as well as mineral spirits ever did," said Jim Greenwood, one of PFC's 3 full-time technicians, as he washed his hands in the MiraChem(R) fluid. "And you wouldn't have seen me doing this before." MiraChem(R) is a water-based cleaner that contains no toxic chemicals and releases very little smog-forming volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere. Most petroleum-based solvents contain toxic chemicals and release high levels of VOCs. Current regulations in the Los Angeles Area ban the use of petrochemical cleaners by the end of 1998 because of their significant contribution to air pollution. It is estimated that traditional solvents create more air pollution in the LA Basin than all of the area's oil refineries. Other air districts in California are drafting similar regulations. The air pollution governing board for Maricopa County is examining the possibility of following suit. Maricopa County currently has a "Non- Attainment" status with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This status refers to the poor air quality in Phoenix. Many MiraChem(R) products have been certified as Clean Air Products by the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the regulatory body for the LA Area. This certification ensures that MiraChem(R) will adhere to the strictest of environmental laws on the horizon.