Are VOC’s A Hazard To Your Health?

african american woman with knees up(BlackDoctor.org) — Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), are various unhealthy chemicals and substances that are emitted from certain solid and liquid products over a period of hours, days, months, and even years. There are literally thousands of products that emit VOCs into the air. These substances can produce a wide array of adverse health effects and are well known as one of the main causes of indoor air pollution in both the home and office.

While the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes the dangers of VOCs, manufacturers of most consumer goods are not required to list the ingredients in their products (allegedly to protect against trade secrets), so consumers are not always clearly warned regarding the dangers of many products available on the market.

What Products Emit VOCs?