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Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are a class of chemicals that easily evaporate at room temperature due to their high vapor pressure. These compounds are found in a wide array of products, including paints, varnishes, solvents, and cleaning supplies. The emissions from these products can significantly degrade indoor air quality, posing health risks such as respiratory irritation, cognitive impairment, and in severe cases, chronic diseases.

VOCs play a substantial role in the formation of ground-level ozone and particulate matter, both of which are pivotal components of smog. Consequently, they contribute to environmental pollution and can exacerbate respiratory issues like asthma and bronchitis. Reducing VOC emissions is crucial for improving air quality and fostering a healthier environment.

Sustainable practices, such as opting for low-VOC or VOC-free products, can mitigate the negative impacts of these compounds. By making informed choices, we can contribute to a greener, healthier planet while safeguarding public health.