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newsrel -- Ohio chemical company fined for the sale of non-compliant products in California

Posted: 20 May 2008 09:30:42
Please consider the following Air Resources Board press release
announcing a recent settlement with Ohio-based Blaster Chemical
Co. for their violations of clean air laws.  You can review the
release here: http://www.arb.ca.gov/newsrel/nr052008.htm .
Thank You
Dimitri Stanich 

Release 08-41
May 20, 2008
Dimitri Stanich
(916) 322-2990

Ohio chemical company fined for the sale of non-compliant
products in California

Products contributed to state ozone problem

SACRAMENTO: Earlier this month the California Air Resources
Board fined Ohio-based Blaster Chemical Company $158,000 for
selling illegal rust-removing spray around the state.

ARB investigators found that between 2003 and 2006, 237,000 cans
of Blaster Chemical's "Fabulous Blaster Penetrating Catalyst,"
used to dislodge rusted metal parts, was illegally distributed
and sold at multiple retailers throughout California. The
products contained illegal amounts of volatile organic compounds
which ARB strictly regulates through its consumer products

"Reducing VOC emissions from consumer products is an integral
part of California's effort to reduce smog," said ARB Chairman
Mary Nichols. "Companies that violate the law will be cited."

The ARB's consumer products program is part of an overall effort
to reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds which
contribute to smog. VOCs are in many commercially-available
products used in households, businesses and industries. Under
the energy of the sun, VOCs form ground-level ozone.

Ground level ozone, or smog, has harmful effects on the body
including, lung inflammation and tissue damage, impaired lung
functioning, coughing, chest tightness, and the worsening of
asthma symptoms. Those at greatest risk are the elderly and
children, and those who spend greater amounts of time outdoors
during smoggy periods.

Statewide peak ozone averages have been reduced by 50 percent
since 1986, however, California's population growth requires
continued emission reductions to meet federal clean air

The Air Resources Board is a department of the California
Environmental Protection Agency. ARB's mission is to promote and
protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through
effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and
considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air
pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain
health based air quality standards.


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