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Personal Protective Equipment General Recommendations for Automotive Refinish Coating Applications 

High performance polyurethane coatings used in automotive refinishing applications typically consist of isocyanates and a variety of organic solvents, pigments, stabilizers, and other additives. Because all these chemicals can present potential health hazards like irritation and sensitization, it is important to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) during the painting process to prevent exposure to these chemicals from skin contact or breathing in vapors.

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The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care®; common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues; and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $486 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation's economy. It is among the largest exporters in the nation, accounting for ten percent of all U.S. goods exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve security and to defend against any threat to the nation’s critical infrastructure.

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