Is Your House Healthy, Or Is It Full Of Dangerous Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)


Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are organic chemicals and/or a mixture of organic chemicals that are easily vaporized or remain in the air. There are two different kinds in the indoor environment: natural and artificial.

The indoor air quality problems commonly found inside sick homes and buildings are generally caused by artificial VOCs. These include chemicals generated by photocopiers and home printers, chemicals released from carpets, paints, varnishes, sealants, plastics, cosmetics, paint strippers, etc. In addition, tobacco smoke and propellants from aerosol based products such as fragrant odour masking chemicals, can also contribute to high levels of artificial VOCs.

Most of the common artificial VOCs inside a house cause minor health problems to humans such as allergies and asthma however when combined with mould and mildew major health problems can occur especially in children or those with chronic lung problems.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found that VOCs concentration in indoor air is 2 to 5 times greater than outdoor air. These levels can increase dramatically during renovations such as replacing carpet, painting, floor refinishing (urethane), and other home improvement activities.

Chlorine Dioxide as used in RoomCleanse Pro and the other OdourCleanse products is known to be a powerful biocide and oxidizer, and yet is environmentally friendly since it decomposes into salt and water after use.

When chlorine dioxide comes in contact with harmful VOCs, it transforms them into non harmful VOCS by changing their chemical structure.

Remember don't use a surfactant spray that is full of fragrance to try and eliminate an odour as it generally only covers up the problem which may have the potential to re emerge later.

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