Compounds that vaporize (become a gas) at relatively low temperature. They are a concern for indoor and outdoor air quality and contribute to smog formation. VOCs are emitted from manufacturing facilities (including painting operations) and from vehicles (as hydrocarbon tailpipe emissions and from evaporation of fuel and other fluids).
organic compounds with boiling points between 50°C and 260°C; in this report VOCs also include formaldehyde and pesticides
Volatile organic compounds refer to a variety of different organic compounds that vaporize at room temperature, including benzene, chloroform, p-Dichlorobenzene, formaldehyde, and tetrachloroethylene. They are the “principal component in atmospheric reactions that form ozone and other photochemical oxidants.”[xxiv] They cause a variety of negative health effects from dizziness, irritation, nervous system damage, developmental effects, and cancer. The health impact of VOCs depends on the amount inhaled, the extent of exposure, and individual susceptibility.
volatile organic compounds; some VOCs are of industrial origin whereas others are produced by microorganisms.
Volatile Organic Chemicals. VOCs are synthetic chemicals dissolved in water—such as insecticides or herbicides—which vaporize at low temperatures.
Volatile Organic Chemicals. Often used as solvents in paints, varnishes and cleaning agents etc. They contribute to air pollution, which is linked to asthma and other breathing problems.
volatile organic compounds; primary contributors to off-gassing.
See "Volatile Organic Compounds".
Volatile organic compounds. Compounds that evaporate, are gaseous at room temperature, and are released from products being used and stored. Typically found in newly manufactured building products such as carpet and upholstery. See also Offgassing.
VOC is an acronym for volatile organic compounds, which are gases that can trigger allergic reactions, asthma and upper respiratory infections. All Armstrong floors have very low VOC levels (see "Floor Score.")
Volatile Organic Chemicals. Synthetic chemicals dissolved in water, like insecticides and herbicides, which vaporize at low temperatures.
Compounds that have a high vapor pressure and low water solubility. Many VOCs are human-made chemicals that are used and produced in the manufacture of paints, pharmaceuticals, and refrigerants. VOCs typically are industrial solvents, such as trichloroethylene; fuel oxygenates, such as methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE); or by-products produced by chlorination in water treatment, such as chloroform. VOCs are common ground-water contaminants linked to increased cancer risk and liver, stomach, kidney and reproductive ailments.
See Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs).
Volatile organic compounds are any organic liquid and/or solid that evaporates spontaneously at the prevailing temperature and pressure of the atmosphere with which it is in contact. VOCs can contribute to poor air quality by raising ozone concentrations at ground level in certain climatic conditions.
Petroleum-based chemical compounds with high vapor pressure and low water solubility (evaporate easily) commonly found in industrial solvents, including those used as carriers in solvent-based inks. VOCs are considered toxic, and airborne VOCs are federally regulated in some industries.
volatile organic compounds can be emitted naturally or as by-products of industrial processes. Examples are terpenes produced by forests, ethylene from industrial and natural sources, and chloroform from industry.
Volatile organic compounds, chemicals that contain carbon and commonly also contain hydrogen, oxygen and other elements. The prefix "volatile" means that the compound evaporates rapidly. Most industrial solvents are volatile. Found in some liquid and air waste releases.
compounds which evaporate readily and contribute to air pollution (photochemical smog).
Volatile organic compounds, any organic gas such as propane and benzene, found in the vapour of substances such as gasoline, numerous solvents, and oil base paints.
A group of chemicals that react in the atmosphere with nitrogen oxides in the presence of heat and sunlight to form ozone; does not include methane and other compounds determined by EPA to have negligible photochemical re-activity. Examples of VOCs include gasoline fumes and oil-based paints.
Volatile organic compounds. Chemical fumes given off by some man-made materials.