Have you ever tested your air quality?
Are there VOCs in the air at your home or office?
Volatile organic compounds or VOCs have received a lot of press in the last several years.
VOCs are emitted as gases from thousands of products, and VOC concentrations can be up to 10 times higher indoors than outdoors. Common household products containing organic chemicals include paints, varnishes, waxes, stored fuels, pesticides, cleansers, air fresheners, hobby/craft supplies (like permanent markers and glues) and cosmetics. Other sources of VOCs include office equipment and building furnishings.
While people are using products that emit VOCs, they expose themselves to carcinogens and high pollutant levels, and elevated concentrations can persist long after the activity is completed.
Exposure to VOCs may include:
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), studies show that VOC levels can be 2 – 5 times higher indoors than outdoors, and during and immediately after certain activities, like paint stripping, levels may be 1,000 times higher than outdoors. To determine if VOCs are present in the indoor air you breathe, choose the yogi.
In addition to VOCs, the easy DIY yogi home air quality assessment kit provides you with confidential results from an accredited lab for:
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For more info on the harmful effects of VOCs and how to prevent them, visit the EPA VOC/indoor air quality website.