DOWNTOWN (Reuters) – New synthetic cleaning chemicals that cost up to $1,500 to make were the most expensive and also had the biggest cost-per-gram difference in the United States, according to an analysis of federal data.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that the most costly and most costly products on the market were the CO2-based products used in air purifiers and cleaners.
CO2 is the dominant greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change and is linked to respiratory illness, premature death and cancer.
The EPA found that a CO2 filter and a CO1-based cleaner cost $1 each, compared to $2.70 for a CO3-based product and $1 for a cleaner with the same chemical.
The agency said it is the largest study of the cost-and-benefit analysis for any single chemical.
CO1 is the cheapest.
It is the least expensive of the three, according the analysis.
Cost per ton:CO2 Filter CleanerCO2-CleanerCO1 CleanerSource: EPA/TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION/NOAA, via APTN