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Volatile Organic Compounds

Posted on August 23, 2012
by Wendy Stackhouse

 

We have talked a lot on the AirTek blog about the dangers of Volatile Organic Compounds(VOCs), the chemicals that enter your indoor air from products like:

  • Paint
  • Varnish
  • Adhesives
  • Carpeting
  • Cleaners
  • New furniture

and many other things we often find in our homes.

Why worry about VOCs?

Health problems that can result from exposure to VOCs include:

  • Eye, nose, and throat irritation
  • Headaches
  • Loss of coordination
  • Nausea
  • Liver, kidney and central nervous system damage
  • Cancer

Here’s a great new video from the Indoor Air Quality Association about the problems associated with VOCs. AirTek has been a member of the IAQA for many years and we appreciate their always providing extremely informative content and allowing us to use it on our blog!

At AirTek, we are always thinking about your indoor air and your health. If you need help making sure that your indoor air is as clean and contaminant free as possible, contact AirTek!

We would love you to Like us on Facebook or Follow us @AirTekCA on Twitter! We post, share, Tweet and Retweet about air quality issues every day and are also there to answer any questions you might have. Join the conversation!

Wendy Stackhouse is the Online Community Manager for AirTek and our parent company, Alliance Environmental Group, which offers residential and commercial cleaning, pest control, demolition, structural pasteurization and many other enviromental challenges. Check out our new website!

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