Are aerosols banned in the UK?

Aerosols are not banned in the UK, but they are subject to strict regulations to ensure safety and environmental protection. The UK follows regulations that ban the use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) as propellants in aerosols, in line with international agreements like the Montreal Protocol. Modern aerosols in the UK use alternative propellants that are less harmful to the ozone layer, though they still pose environmental challenges, such as contributing to global warming and air pollution. Specific aerosol products, such as spray paints or certain types of pesticides, may have additional restrictions regarding their sale and use, particularly concerning minors and in certain public spaces. There are also regulations governing the labeling, storage, and disposal of aerosol cans to minimize environmental impact and ensure safety. While aerosols themselves are not illegal, compliance with these regulations is mandatory to ensure their safe and responsible use.

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