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Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Where is it Commonly Found?

Paint, sealants, roofing products, resilient flooring, carpets, adhesives, and sealants
Suspected Carcinogen, Development and Reproductive Toxicant (CA-P65) and suspected asthma trigger.

What are its known health effects?

What are its suspected health effects?

Carcinogen (P65-MC)

Developmental Toxicant (P65-MC)

Reproductive Toxicant (P65-MC)

Alternative Materials

There are many readily available roofing products, resilient flooring products, carpets, adhesives, and sealants that have low or zero VOC emissions.

Additional Regulatory Information

California and several northeastern states are now regulating the VOC levels of many consumer products.

Does it Correspond With Any Green Building Credits?

LEED - NC: Credits IAQ 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4;
Green Guide for Health Care - SS 10.1 - Community Contaminant Prevention: Airborne Releases;
Green Guide for Health Care - EQ 4.1 - Low Emitting Materials: Interior Adhesives & Sealants;
Green Guide for Heal