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View Resource Automotive Refinishing Program: Overview of Automotive Refinishing

This California site offers a brief explantation of the dangers of the use of some paints and coatings for automotive refinishing. Links are provided to regulatory and other information, specifically...

http://www.arb.ca.gov/coatings/autorefin/autorefin.htm
View Resource Body Shop Products -- Managing the Impact

When discussing the hazardous products used in auto collision repair, paint and solvents are the first things that come to mind. This site identifies several other potentially hazardous materials...

http://www.sp2.org/newsletters/sp2vol2iss12/sp2vol2iss12topi...
View Resource CCAR-Greenlink Virtual Shop: Solvents/Thinners

A wealth of information on solvents and thinners, including fact sheets and NIOSH pocketguides. Some of the information covered includes toluene, xylene, methyl ethyl ketone, methyl isobutyl ketone,...

http://www.ccar-greenlink.org/cshops/solvents.html
View Resource Diesel Exhaust

Diesel exhaust is a mixture of over 400 different fine particles, vapors, and toxic organic materials, that result when diesel fuel is burned. Over 40 chemicals in diesel exhaust are considered toxic...

http://www.losh.ucla.edu/losh/resources-publications/fact-sh...
View Resource ECAR Fact Sheet for California Solvent Cleaning

Various methods are used to clean oil and grease from auto parts before sale. This fact sheet covers the environmental issues associated with solvent cleaning methods such as parts washers containing...

http://www.ecarcenter.org/ca/ca-solvent.htm
View Resource ECAR Fact Sheet for California Waste Fuel

Because waste fuel (gasoline or diesel) is flammable, it is classified as a hazardous waste, and you need to manage it according to the hazardous waste rules. This fact sheet will outline the rules...

http://www.ecarcenter.org/ca/ca-wastefuel.htm
View Resource ECAR Fact Sheet for Illinois Aqueous Cleaning

Various methods are used to clean oil and grease from auto parts before sale. This fact sheet covers the environmental issues associated with aqueous cleaning methods such as enclosed spray washers,...

http://www.ecarcenter.org/il/il-aqueous.htm
View Resource ECAR Fact Sheet for Illinois Mercury

Mercury, a silver-colored liquid metal, is extremely toxic to the nervous system and may impair the way we see, hear, walk and talk. When spilled, mercury can evaporate at room temperature and the...

http://www.ecarcenter.org/il/il-mercury.htm
View Resource ECAR Fact Sheet for Iowa Used Oil

Used oil is insoluble, persistent and may contain toxic chemicals and heavy metals. If spilled on the ground, poured down storm drains or disposed of with trash, it can pollute surface water or...

http://www.ecarcenter.org/ia/ia-usedoil.htm
View Resource ECAR Fact Sheet for Minnesota Refrigerants

Refrigerants (collectively called chlorofluorocarbons ? CFCs) are tightly regulated. Refrigerant removal must be done with acceptable equipment, by certified technicians, and must be handled and r...

http://www.ecarcenter.org/mn/mn-refrigerants.htm
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