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Deodorant Maker Fouls the Air

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) come out of our vehicle tailpipes, out of smokestacks, and they’re in a lot of every day products. (Photo courtesy of NinaHale CC-2.0)

The makers of a popular deodorant body spray have been fined more than a million dollars for polluting the air in California. Julie Grant reports it’s part of an increased effort to reduce air pollution.

A related article from the Environment News Service

Read the study on cloudwater chemistry from the California EPA

Current EPA air quality standards

Producer: Julie Grant
Release Date: March 16, 2010
Running Time: 3:38

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