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Aerosols in the Media

Media coverage of aerosol products has not always been accurate. From time to time misleading stories still appear citing aerosols as harmful to the upper ozone layer or otherwise being environmentally unfriendly.

The basis for inaccurate reporting probably dates back to the mid-1970s when scientist discovered that chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) were damaging the Earth’s upper ozone layer. At that time aerosol products did use CFCs as propellants. However, product manufacturers voluntarily began removing them from aerosols shortly after the risk was discovered, and before the U.S. Environmental Protection agency banned CFCs from aerosols in 1978.

Today’s aerosol products contain no CFCs and offer many consumer and environmental benefits. Aerosol cans are made of 25% recycled material and empty cans are recyclable.

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