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Hidden VOC's In Your House

Hidden VOC's In Your House

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VOC's are volatile organic compounds that are used in household items that are dangerous that we may not know about. Use this guide to help inform you where these dangerous chemicals are in your house.

VOC's are volatile organic compounds that are used in household items that are dangerous that we may not know about. Use this guide to help inform you where these dangerous chemicals are in your house.

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Hidden VOC's In Your House

  1. 1. Liver or kidney damage Central nervous system conditions Headaches, fatigue or nausea Eye, nose and throat irritation Lung cancer Coughing or difficulty breathing VOCs IN THE HOME www.logan-inc.com Sources: mymove.com/home-inspiration/decoration-design-ideas/the-most-common-vocs-are-they-in-your-home health.state.mn.us/communities/environment/air/toxins/voc | foobot.io/guides/list-of-common-volatile-organic-compounds logan-inc.com/blog/article/what-sick-home-syndrome-and-how-can-your-hvac-system-help Is Your Home Healthy? THE HIDDEN VOCs IN YOUR HOUSE WHAT ARE VOCs? Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are chemicals found in various household products and building materials that vaporize at room temperature and emit potentially harmful gases. Inhaling low levels of VOCs for long periods may increase health risks and irritate symptoms for people with asthma or those who are particularly sensitive to chemicals. HEALTH EFFECTS OF VOCs CARBON DISULFIDE • Found in: Chlorinated tap water • Alternatives: Charcoal or carbon-filtration systems, bottled water DICHLOROBENZENE • Found in: Mothballs, deodorizers • Alternatives: Cedar chips, air-tight containers, garment bags ETHANOL • Found in: Glass cleaners, dishwasher detergents, laundry detergents • Alternatives: Homemade, natural cleaners and detergents FORMALDEHYDE • Found in: Floor lacquers, molded plastics • Alternatives: Water-based polyurethane finishes, plant-based floor finishes, BPA-free plastics TERPENES • Found in: Soap, laundry detergent, scented products • Alternatives: Citrus-based soaps and detergents TOLUENE • Found in: Paints, inks, dyes, perfumes • Alternatives: High-purity paraffins, efficient HVAC system to filter VOCs XYLENE • Found in: Traffic emissions, idling cars • Alternatives: Avoiding opening windows in traffic and inhaling fumes ACETONE • Found in: Nail polish remover, furniture polish, wallpaper • Alternatives: Acetone-free nail polish remover, water-based furniture polish BENZENE • Found in: Paint, glue, carpeting, gasoline combustion emissions • Alternatives: Benzene-free paint and glue BUTANAL • Found in: Barbecue and stove emissions, burning candles, cigarettes • Alternatives: Beeswax and soy candles, using grills outside, avoiding secondhand smoke

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