Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) are emitted by a selection of different gases and solids such as paints and lacquers, paint strippers, cleaning supplies, pesticides, building materials and furnishings, and craft materials including glues and adhesives and permanent markers.
According to the EPA, levels of select organic pollutants were found to be 2 to 5 times higher inside a home than outside it. These pollutants include carbon monoxide and radon.
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless and toxic gas that’s impossible to see, taste or smell. Radon is a radioactive gas, created by the natural decay of uranium found in nearly all soils. It can seep into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation.