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VOC reduction reg

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

National consumer products final rule for the reduction of volatile organic compounds implementation set for Dec. 10, the Environmental Protection Agency announced in the Sept. 8 Federal Register. The rule specifies VOC levels for seven personal care product categories: hair sprays (80%), hair mousses (16%), hair styling gels (6%), shaving creams (5%), nail polish removers (85%), underarm antiperspirants and deodorants (60% and 20% high volatile organic chemicals, respectively). The federal standards, signed Aug. 15, were expected to be executed by November ("The Rose Sheet" Aug. 24, p. 9). EPA will conduct an educational seminar to review the program Oct. 15...



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