Ever notice how no matter what kind of strict cleaning regimen you enforce at home, there still seems to be a dust bunny or streak on the glass somewhere? It can be difficult to keep common areas clean all the time. What’s even more challenging is keeping the air free from the fumes of chemicals wafting through the house.
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are chemicals found in household products and building materials that release harmful toxins as gas. VOC concentrations are up to 10 times higher indoors than outdoors. Though the term volatile organic compound probably doesn’t appear often in your vocabulary, the pollutants are often found in household products used daily.
For more information on the health effects of volatile organic compounds, where they’re usually found in the home and chemical alternatives, read our resource.