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What are V.O.C.'s? Wool Facts

Ok, don't fall asleep. This is important... Boring, but important. You may have noticed a lot of folks are asking about V.O.C.'s lately. Volatile Organic Compounds (V.O.C.'s) are emitted as gasses from certain solids or liquids and include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have adverse health effects. Concentrations of V.O.C.'s are up to ten times more concentrated indoors than outdoors. They're emitted by a wide array of products such as paints and lacquers, paint strippers, cleaning supplies, pesticides, building materials, and furnishings, office equipment and adhesives. OMG, this really is boring!! Organic chemicals are widely used in household products. Varnishes and waxes contain organic solvents as do many cleaning, disinfecting, cosmetic, degreasing, and hobby products. Additionally fuels are made up of organic chemicals and all of these products can release organic compounds when in use. Are you seeing a trend here? We could have just said "they're pretty much everywhere" and left it at that. Moving on... of the many products used as interior furnishings, Carpet is among the lowest emitters of Volatile Organic Compounds. And even that number dissipates as new carpet is exposed to routine maintenance and the environment.

As examples, some relative emissions are: 
Paints100
Adhesives72.5
Wall Coverings8.3
Wood1.0
Carpet.5






 

(with paints rated at 100)

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