Because we live mostly indoors, and because modern houses are hermetically sealed to prevent leaks, the air we breath contains a whole “toxic soup” of chemicals that together may damage our immune systems and hurt our health.
This soup includes many different volatile organic compounds, or VOCs.
VOCs are carbon-containing gases emitted from:
- electronic devices (TVs, PC, monitors, etc.)
- wood composite furniture
- cabinets and flooring
- upholstery and carpeting
- printer ink
- perfume and hair spray
- dry cleaning chemicals
- and many other household items. (1)