VOC Infographic

  • adhesives
  • air fresheners
  • drapes
  • floor polishes
  • glue
  • carpet backing
  • dyes
  • liquid cleaners
  • markers
  • paint
  • toilet cleaners

Exposure to high levels of formaldehyde and other VOCs cause physical reactions in everyone, but some people react to even small amounts. Symptoms may include: burning of the eyes and throat, skin rashses, tightness of chest, fatigue, and headaches. 

Most people can alleviate these symptoms by minimizing exposure and increasing air ventilation and circulation in their homes. 

For those in homes with heavy VOCs or limited ventilation, an air purifier with a charcoal-based activated carbon filter can help adsorb chemicals to prevent high levels of exposure.