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California Air Board Grapples With VOC Reduction Feasibility Issues

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The CARB's latest draft moves it closer to amending the state’s Consumer Products Regulation to mandate further reductions in volatile organic compounds in selected personal-care products. Personal fragrance products are targeted for steep cuts, but feasibility questions have the board exploring options.

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