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Which of these chemicals produces CO?

Question asked by Audra Brown on May 2, 2011
Latest reply on May 13, 2011 by Bryan Balazs

I was doing an inspection the other day, testing CO and smoke alarms in

a home. The homeowner explained to me that her CO detector goes off when

she uses her hairspray. Now, initially I thought she was mistakenly

hearing her ionization smoke detector, but low and behold it was her

hairspray setting off the CO detector. She has a Knight Hawk brand that

reads the levels. I have a list of aerosol gases in her product which

could produce CO, but I don't know which ones. Can someone look at the

list and let me know which produce CO? If you can't, I understand.




These are in the order they appear on the can:


Hydrofluorocarbon 152a,








Methacrylate Copolymer,


Aminomethyl propanol,


AMP- isostearoyl