Personal Care

Deodorants & Antiperspirants

  • Use non-aerosols such as solids and roll-ons.
  • Try baking soda as a powder.

Fingernail Polish & Polish Remover

  • Fingernail polish contains a high percentage of solvents. If you use nail polish, apply it in a well-ventilated room.
  • Only patronize salons that are well-ventilated.
  • Nail polish remover is basically acetone, a solvent strong enough to dissolve furniture finish and some plastics. It evaporates quickly. Avoid fumes by only using in well-ventilated areas.

Hair Sprays

  • Use non-aerosol pump sprays or styling gels.

Shaving Cream

  • Use shaving soap and a lather brush instead of foam products in aerosol containers. Even aerosols that do not contain CFCs anymore, contain gases like butane that are both flammable and contribute to air pollution.


  • Use an electronic thermometer instead of one containing mercury.