Study highlights role of consumer products in ozone formation

August 5, 2021
A new air quality study shows the role played in ozone formation by volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in industrial products and consumer products such as deodorants and cleaning agents is “as important to ozone production as fossil fuel VOCs” in urban areas, a finding that may require changes in air emissions modeling and regulation. The finding, published in the Aug. 10 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by researchers at several U.S. universities and the National...

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