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With today’s tightly sealed, well insulated buildings, the air inside can be much more polluted.
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Pollution Source
Asbestos
Bacteria/Viruses
Carbon dioxide
Carbon monoxide
Dry Air
Dust Mite
Humidity
Lead
Mould
Nitrogen dioxide
Noise
Odours
Ozone
Particulate Matter
Pollen
Radon gas
Tobacco smoke
Volatile organic compounds (VOC)
Health Effects

High level exposure to VOC has been linked to respiratory conditions, asthma, and other illnesses. This is particularly a problem for children or people with compromised immune systems. Other health effect includes;

Nose and throat discomfort
Headaches
Allergic skin reaction
Nausea
Emesis
Dizziness
Fatigue
Declines in serum cholinesterase levels



Description
VOCs entails a list of different chemicals, when exposed to VOC the health effects may have short and long term effects, depending on the chemical, concentration and duration of exposure.

VOCs are used in the formulation of most materials and products such as construction material, furnishing, fuels, consumer products and pesticides. Indoor VOC concentrations are usually much higher than outside concentration.

For a newly constructed building, the likelihood of VOC exposure is relatively high, because high VOC concentrations found in new products such as flooring, stains, paints, sealants are just beginning the off gassing process.


 
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