What are sources of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the home?

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are found in everyday household items such as paints, paint strippers, varnishes, lacquers, wood preservatives, craft kits, glues, fuels, aerosols, cleaners, pesticides, cigarette smoke, pressed wood products, and dry-cleaned clothes. Formaldehyde, benzene, toluene, perchloroethylene (PERC), and acetone are among the many chemicals that are all considered VOCs.

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Household Safety

Household Safety

Many accidents and injuries happen in the home. However, there are many steps you can take to prevent these injuries and keep you and your family safer at home. A household safety checklist for each room in your home is a good ide...

a. These lists can be found on many websites or in your local library. They offer advice on how to childproof your home, how to install and use smoke detectors, and advice on bathroom and kitchen safety.

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