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What are these VOCs everyone is talking about?
VOCs, volatile organic compounds Volatile are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. They include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors. VOCs are emitted by a wide array of products numbering in the thousands. Examples include: paints and lacquers, paint strippers, cleaning supplies, pesticides, building materials and furnishings, office equipment such as copiers and printers, correction fluids and carbonless copy paper, graphics and craft materials including glues and adhesives, permanent markers, and photographic solutions. *taken from www.epa.gov*
Aiki Homes uses many low-toxic or non-toxic alternatives to conventional materials, including cabinets, paints, carpet pads, carpets, insulation, linoleum, counter-top substrate, various adhesives, sealers, and miscellaneous products. This careful selection of materials, together with the healthful heating and ventilation systems, means that the indoor air quality of the house is far better than that of standard houses.