What Is Giving Off VOCs in Your Home and How To Minimize Them

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Blog by GEO Environmental Co., Inc.

Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are fumes released into the air (AKA off-gassing) by thousands of everyday products like paint, cleaning supplies, building materials, furniture and even cosmetics. Many of these can be harmful to human health, especially when they accumulate in a closed space, like your house or office.

“When you consider all of the materials that go into building out an interior space, the opportunity for a truly toxic soup exists if every material is off-gassing something harmful,” says Karen Righthand, vice president of corporate sales and marketing at SCS Global Services, which provides third-party environmental certifications.

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Original Article:- https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/home-and-garden/what-is-giving-off-vocs-in-your-home-and-how-to-minimize-them/



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