Since the 1970s, consumer aerosol products made in the United States have not contained ozone-depleting chemicals also known as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Today, all consumer and most other aerosol products made or sold in the U.S. use propellants like hydrocarbons and nitrous oxide, which do not deplete the ozone layer. However, just because they aren’t depleting the ozone layer doesn’t mean they are good for the environment.
The Environmental Impact of Aerosols
The hydrocarbons or compressed gases that aerosols may contain enlarge your carbon footprint every time you hit the spray button. Modern-day, CFC-free aerosol sprays also emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that contribute to ground-level ozone levels, a contributing factor in air pollution and smog. Major products including cleaning agents, polishes, lubricants, aerosols, air fresheners, and disinfectants that you use everyday in your home and business produce harmful aerosols. The use of these products contributes to indoor air pollution.
Avoiding the Dangers of Indoor Air Pollution
Breathing low levels of VOCs for long periods of time may increase some people’s risk of health problems. Several studies suggest that exposure to VOCs may make symptoms worse in people who have asthma or are particularly sensitive to chemicals. There are precautions people can take in their households and businesses. Simply try switching to products that do not produce aerosol and you will be taking a major step forward in minimizing your indoor air pollution and improving your air quality.
HinderRUST, Safe for Indoor Use
When Frank Reick, inventor of HinderRUST, was developing his rust inhibitor, he was determined to make a product that was not only safe for consumer use but also environmentally friendly. As such, HinderRUST™ is the only non-VOC, non-aerosol, non-toxic rust preventer of its kind. It’s safe for use in confined spaces and indoor use — never putting you or your air quality at risk.
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