Thursday, September 17, 2009

Is "No CFC" Label Misleading?

A recent blog posting (link to caught our attention. This blogger said she used hairspray with a "No CFCs" logo and later found out that all aerosol products are CFC-free. Why, then, label a product as CFC-free? Isn’t that a misleading “green” claim?

Aerosol manufacturers voluntarily took CFCs out of aerosols soon after scientists discovered the relationship between CFC and the upper ozone, which was prior to EPA banning CFCs in 1978. The “No CFC” logo was created shortly afterward for product manufacturers to help inform consumers that that the chemical had been removed from products.

A recent survey showed that 70% of the public still think that aerosols contain CFCs. While the other 30-percent may perceive use of the “No CFC” logo a misleading green claim, we think it is important to continue educating the other 70 percent.
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