What is a VOC?

Volatile organic compounds are any hydrocarbon that releases gaseous molecules from their liquid or solid form at room temperature and have an initial boiling point less than or equal to 250°C measured at a standard pressure of 101,3 kPa.

While many VOCs are naturally-occurring and important to environmental interactions, a large number are emitted in man-made processes and are hazardous to health if inhaled at certain concentrations.

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