Eco Minute May 14, 2014

May 15, 2014

Eco Hound
Credit Jem Sullivan

Spray products can be a major source of air pollution.  In the San Francisco Bay Area, 50 tons per day of pollution come from spray products. That's more Volatile Organic Compound emissions than from all the Bay Area oil refineries! These aerosol products include hairspray, furniture polish, cooking sprays, bathroom cleaners, air fresheners, antiperspirants, insecticides, and hobby craft sprays. Hair spray alone contributes 12 tons of pollution per day!  In addition, some sprays can trigger asthma attacks.  When selecting consumer products, consider solids, sticks, and gels instead, they are more environmentally friendly consumer choices.