Some of you have asked when Chassis is coming out with a spray powder. Our team decided years ago to not introduce these products, but we haven’t really shared why. Spray powders rely on various propellants such as HFC’s to make them work, and these ingredients actually make up the largest volume of ingredients which ultimately effects the formulations. What are CFC’s? What are HFCs? What should you look for and avoid when purchasing personal care products? We'll answer these questions and more in this article.
What are HFCs and CFCs?
Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) have become ubiquitous replacements to CFCs in various industries, including personal care products. Among them, Hydrofluorocarbon 152 (HFC-152) has gained attention due to its use in aerosol-based formulations, such as deodorants, hair sprays, and body powders. While these products have revolutionized personal grooming routines, concerns about the environmental and health impacts of HFC-152 have emerged.
Why Should I Avoid HFCs?
One major worry surrounding HFC-152 is its contribution to climate change. HFCs are potent greenhouse gases, with a much higher global warming potential than carbon dioxide. Their release into the atmosphere can exacerbate the ongoing environmental crisis. In addition to climate concerns, the use of HFC-152 in personal care products raises potential health risks for consumers.
Studies have indicated that exposure to HFC-152 and other HFCs may have adverse effects on respiratory health. Inhalation of these compounds can lead to respiratory irritation, exacerbate asthma symptoms, and may pose long-term health risks. Given that personal care products are often applied directly to the skin or inhaled, consumers should be aware of the potential health implications associated with HFC-152.
What Should I Look For When Purchasing Personal Care Products?
To address these concerns and make informed choices, consumers can look for alternative products like Chassis that use environmentally friendly and health-conscious ingredients. Products labeled as "HFC-free," "environmentally friendly," or "propellant-free" are good indicators of a commitment to reducing the environmental and health impact of personal care items.
Will Chassis one day introduce a spray powder? Only when we can confidently deliver the same premium quality you’ve come to expect without the questionable chemicals, will we introduce such a product. Until then, you can continue relying on Chassis Premium Powder to keep you dry, comfortable and chafe-free down there.