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Indoor Air Quality "Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's)"

Definition:  Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals.
 

Why are VOCs a concern for you as a property owner?

  • may have short- and long-term adverse health effects

  • VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors


Where are VOCs found?

  • Organic chemicals are widely used as ingredients in household products



Unique Qualities of VOCs



What can be done about VOCs

  • Use household products according to manufacturer's directions

  • Make sure you provide plenty of fresh air when using these products

  • Throw away unused or little-used containers safely; buy in quantities that you will use soon

  • Keep out of reach of children and pets

  • Never mix household care products unless directed on the label

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