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'Northern Exposure''s mistake

''Northern Exposure'''s mistake -- The aerosol industry raises a stink over the show's chlorofluorocarbon comments

The aerosol industry has raised a stink over Northern Exposure. In the show’s Jan. 4 episode, wise child Ed (Darren E. Burrows) tried to clear all aerosol containers from the town’s general store, saying, ”Every time (you spray), you destroy a teensy weensy bit of the ozone layer.” The Consumer Aerosol Products Council promptly complained to Exposure cocreator Joshua Brand that only a few products still contain chlorofluorocarbons. ”We made a mistake,” says Andrew Schneider, Exposure’s co-executive producer. ”We won’t do it again. We certainly don’t want to put any misconceptions out there.”