What are they?
VOCs in your home's air include off-gasses from synthetic materials, paints, carpets, cleaners, cosmetics, fragrances and odors.
Why should I be concerned?
Many VOCs are known to be harmful to your health: formaldehyde, solvents, sealants, resins and cleaning agents.
Where do they come from?
Sources of chemical pollutants in your home: household cleaners, carpeting, furniture, fuel fumes, pets, scented products, air fresheners, personal care products, "bad smell" sources (garbage and bathrooms), and common household products (paint, glue and plastics).
How can VOCs be controlled?
The installation of mechanical ventilation equipment to increase the amount of fresh air in the home is the best way. This approach effectively dilutes the concentration of chemical pollutants and reduces your exposure.