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Volatile Organic Compounds and Indoor Air Quality
VOCs--What are they?
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are a group of carbon-based chemicals, emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. Despite the fact that VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term effects on health, you might be surprised to learn that things you have around your home contain VOCs.
Sources of VOCs
Household products, including:
Other products, including:
The ability of organic chemicals to cause health effects varies greatly from those that are highly toxic to those with no known health effect.
Key signs or symptoms associated with exposure to VOCs include: