This section from this paper below…this tells about the issues wit release agents…that the Bodyguard resolves.
Release agents are used in a variety of different applications to prevent certain materials from sticking to a substrate. In concrete stamping, contractors use stamp mats to stamp a pattern into the concrete to mimic the look of stone. Mineral spirits are used on the bottom of the stamp mats and on the curing concrete to prevent the concrete from sticking to the mat so it can be moved to other parts of the concrete area for stamping. Asphalt is produced in manufacturing plants and used by cities and private contractors on roads, highways and other surfaces as temporary or permanent patches. Diesel fuel is used on drums and conveyors in the manufacturing plants and on the truck liftgates, tractors, shovels and rakes used to apply the asphalt to prevent it from building up and sticking. Parts made from a range of different substrates, including fiberglass, composite, foam, concrete and plastics, are molded into the desired form in manufacturing plants. Release agents, consisting of mineral spirits and resin are used on the molds to present a slick surface so the molded parts do not stick and can be removed easily from the mold surface. Styrene is used as a cleaning agent for certain fiberglass molds when the manufacturers rely on wax based mold release agents which build up over time. Hexane is used to remove mold protectant from metal molds before they are used in molding operations.
Mineral spirits, diesel fuel, styrene and hexane are all VOCs and they either are toxic or may contain toxic components. Styrene is considered to be a carcinogen and hexane causes peripheral neuropathy. Emissions of these materials from release applications are high and finding low-VOC, low toxicity alternatives that perform well and are cost effective is a challenging task.
The Montreal Protocol
This article talks about the international agreement that influenced EPA policy and regulations.
Designates products as alternatives to industry products that are currently being used…in our case as solvents and cleaners….the Bodyguard is a SNAP product
CFC’s and HCFC’s are present and all solvents they cause the ozone to deplete…
in this article they show a chart that says there are no viable replacement product for cleaners, degreasers, and solvents…the Bodyguard is that viable option…
The Maryland Air Quality Regulation
Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 11 AIR QUALITY Chapter 19 Volatile Organic Compounds from Specific Processes
Clean Air Act (United States)
The Clean Air Act is a United States federal law designed to control air pollution on a national level. It requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop and enforce regulations to protect the public fromairborne contaminants known to be hazardous to human health.
The Clean Water Act
The Clean Water Act (CWA) is the primary federal law in the United Statesgoverning water pollution. Passed in 1972, the objective of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, commonly referred to as the Clean Water Act (CWA), is to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the nation’s waters by preventing point and nonpoint pollution sources, providing assistance to publicly owned treatment works for the improvement of wastewater treatment, and maintaining the integrity of wetlands.
South Coast Air Quality Management District
The South Coast Air Quality Management District, also using the acronym SCAQMD, formed in 1976, is the air pollution agency responsible for regulating stationary sources of air pollution in the South Coast Air Basin, in Southern California. The separate California Air Resources Board is responsible for regulating mobile sources (e.g. vehicles) in the air basin.