Tag: volatile organic compounds

VOCs: Organic, so their fumes shouldn’t hurt me, right?

In the case of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), ‘organic’ has connotations much different than ‘organic’ associated with foods produced by organic farming techniques. VOCs are chemicals readily released as vapor from both naturally occurring and manufactured substances — which is why they are described as ‘volatile’. VOCs can cause both immediate and long-term health problems,… Read more »