California seems to start the latest everything first, then the new trends, styles, ideas, even government regulations drift Eastward. Hairspray sniffing became the big self-destruct exercise a while back, and guess where it began. Yep. Only in California. Don’t go California Dreamin’ with Permalac NT, it won’t work.

In fact much of today’s environmental safety regulations originate in California. The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, otherwise known as Proposition 65, was the pre-cursor to some of the environmental regulations and EPA federal programs we have today.

The Momma’s and Papa’s and their California Dreamin’, the Beach Boys and their Little Deuce Coupe and dozens of other hip rock and roll lyrics and sounds originated there and came across the nation from West to East. Cultural shifts typically originate there for some reason, like the Hippie movement, even special diets all seem to come out of California.

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One Thing That Didn’t Originate in the giant state on the Pacific is Permalac NT

We are so proud of the fact that our metal coating is so environmentally friendly that it surpasses even the most stringent aspects of Prop 65. The proposition requires special labeling on any and all products that meet a certain level of consumer safety thresholds, and Permalac NT is not required to hold such label warnings.

Another bragging point I’d like to point out is that the California Air Resource Board regulations of VOCs’ has more than 88 different definitions for various aerosol sealants, and Permalac NT complies with all that pertain to it.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are extremely hazardous. The EPA explains VOCs, and the dangers they pose to our health. According to the EPA, VOCs cause eye, nose and throat irritation, frequent headaches, nausea, and can also damage the liver, kidney and central nervous system.

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What Exactly Are VOC’s?

Just as one might expect, they are a group of chemicals or substances that emit Volatile Organic Compounds; the gases emitted from pressurized propellants, paints, coatings, and some solids and liquids. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a library of information on the subject.

It’s safe to say that just because there is little or no offensive odor doesn’t mean that there is not a high and unsafe level of VOCs. If using any chemical, cleaning product, paint, varnish or lacquer, read the label carefully. Don’t ASS-U-ME that it is safe because it smells okay.

odor doesn't mean risk is low

We at Permalac are proud of all of our products, and especially Permalac NT. It is safely used all over the world by thousands of satisfied customers. It’s even sold in California. Just don’t go California Dreamin’ with it. You’ll be sadly disappointed in that application. It’s low VOCs, remember? Great product for all the intended uses.