13 Mar '12, 10pm

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This chemical concoction releases Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's) into the air we breathe. VOC's are actually a class of carbon based chemicals that have the capacity to rapidly evaporate. Once airborne, many VOC's have the ability to combine with each other, or with other molecules in the air to create new chemical compounds. Some are of natural origin and are relatively benign. For example a freshly cut orange releases VOC's. Usually, however, when the term VOC is used in conjunction with indoor air quality, it generally referrs to VOC's derived from manufactured products, such as the common solvents toluene, xylene and lacquer thinner. The American Lung Association reports that VOC's can produce a number of physical problems such as: eye and skin irritation, lung and breathing problems, headaches, nausea, muscle weakness and liver and kidney damage. VOC's are consist...

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