The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is considering making changes to the existing VOC limits for Consumer product Regulations. Suppliers and Distributors would be heavily affected by this amendment since consumer products are the most sought-after goods in the market. CARB is planning to reduce VOC emissions by 8-10 tons statewide by the year 2031.

Consumer Products coming under this amendment include air fresheners, hair products, fragrances, and insecticides. These products were specifically under the radar because emissions were rising particularly from these sources.

CARB’s proposed amendments are set to be phased out by the year 2031, which includes an exemption that allows up to 2% of the fragrance’s ingredients to be exempt from the product’s VOC limits.

Highly-threatening VOCs such as Perchloroethylene, trichloroethylene, methylene chloride, and  p-chloro-α-,α,α trifluorotoluene are to completely avoided while manufacturing the above-mentioned products. This rule also endorses the use of compressed gas propellants over greenhouse gases.

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