Mayor Jim Hahn and the Procurement Staff at the Los Angeles World Airport are Concerned about Our Health and Environment

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Our health and our environment should always be on the minds of everyone. With so many hazardous materials all around us, all of us need to be aware of available options.

Gary Youker, President of Memory Doctor, and maker of window, computer, stove, and spot cleaners, part of the expanding line of non caustic cleaning products, personally attended a Small Business Fair hosted by LAWA and Mayor Hahn's office, on March 31, 2005. Procurement personnel for LAWA hosted this event on-site at LAX. Not only was the faire organized, and informative for small business owners, but there were speakers as well. Mario Marin, Executive Director of the Mayors Economic Development, gave an energetic speech about the City of LA on-line bidding system. The consideration given to small businesses and environmental issues was impressive.

As a small business owner developing and manufacturing environmentally safe products, Mr Youker talked with many of the LAWA procurement staff about hazardous chemicals such as ammonia and sodium hydroxide, which are contained in common glass, bathroom, countertop, drain and oven cleaners. Exposure to ammonia is extremely irritating to your eyes, nose, throat, lungs, skin and mucous membranes. In concentrated form, it can even cause death. Sodium hydroxide is even more hazardous. In addition to the irritations listed above, sodium hydroxide (lye) can cause vision loss, vomiting, hypertension, and blood vessel collapse. High levels of ammonia and sodium hydroxide may get into the air and waterways from leaks and spills at production plants. They can also be hazardous at storage facilities, and from pipelines, tank trucks, railcars, ships and barges that transport these items. Asthmatics, infants, pets, and older people tend to be more sensitive to the tolerance of these chemicals.

Be aware of these issues. You have a choice to make which can influence our world, and specifically our local ecosystems. Shop around for environmentally safe cleaners. Read the labels, and visit as new products are developed, formulated, and tested, without the use of hazardous chemicals. A colleague of mine is located at:

Thank you to Mayor Hahn's Office and LAWA for your concern and proactive approach to improving our environment.

For additional information on our products, please contact:

Gary Youker


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Gary Youker 310-977-0346

Redondo Beach, CA (PR Web) April 11, 2005 - Los


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