California EPA ’s Air Resources Board has reported that since January 2013 it has settled more than two-dozen cases involving companies that manufacture or sell consumer products that exceeded the state’s standards for smog-contributing gases, known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Among the companies agreeing to pay fines ranging from $3,000 to $15,500 were a number that sell personal care products (PCPs), such as hair styling mousse and spray, temporary hair colors and hair-curling spray products. For example, Continental Fragrances, Ltd. agreed to pay $9,000 to settle claims that its “‘Salon Grafix 450 F Maximum Heat Protect Spray’ . . . contained concentrations of VOCs exceeding the 6 percent by weight VOC limit. There were approximately 0.68 tons of excess emissions.” The board claimed that fines to date have totaled $377,950. See Cal/EPA Air Resources Board News Release, September 9, 2013.