AirFresh News — Volatile Organic Compounds

About VOC's

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A common question when it comes to air purifiers, the term VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compounds.  In general terms, a VOC is a chemical which tends to easily evaporate into the air and is noticed by us as a scent or odor. Many VOC's are known to be toxic, and we should limit our exposure to them as much as possible. Common VOC's include paints, varnishes, fuels, glues, nail polish and remover, cigarette smoke, cleaning supplies, pesticides, printer and copier inks, permanent markers, and aerosol sprays. Health Canada has some guide lines for limiting exposure to VOC's which include Prevent smoking indoors Do not let your vehicle idle near...

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