Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A mysterious smell reported by residents of an Ohio city has been tracked to a local chemical company, and officials said it does not pose any health risks to the public.
City of Avon Lake Fire Department said in a Facebook post that a gas odor reported across the community resulted from a gasket leak at Lubrizol Advanced Materials.
The leak released a vapor identified as ethyl acetate into the air, the department said.
The post said the chemical, a commonly used solvent, "has an extremely low odor threshold," meaning "a small amount will create an odor."
A Lubrizol representative told WJW-TV the issue "was quickly resolved and does not present a health or safety concern."