Violate Organic Chemicals (VOC), are chemicals found in various products like paints, dry-cleaned clothes, air fresheners, moth repellants, glue and wood preservatives like wax and finishes. When it comes to cleaning your home, you want to make sure that you’re using safe products, especially if you have children or pets. Finding products with zero VOC can be tricky, but it’s not too difficult.
VOC can have several health risks, short and long term.
Some short term effects are:
• Visual disorders
• Eyes, nose, and throat irritation
Some long term effects are:
• Loss of coordination
• Damage to liver and kidneys
• Constant fatigue
VOCs are known to be used in the production of laminate, vinyl, and carpeting; however, there are laminate, vinyl, and carpeting options that emit low to zero VOCs.
Call us for more information on VOCs, it's relationship to flooring, and how you can avoid these health risks at (408) 509-8627- (408) 333-9771.