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  1. Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Alysa Speas & Kenyatta Dubose

  2. What is it? • VOC’s are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOC’s include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short and long-term adverse health effects. • http://www.epa.gov/iaq/voc.html

  3. Sources • VOC’s come from household products including: • Paints, paint strippers, wood preservatives, aerosol sprays, cleansers and disinfectants; moth repellents and air fresheners, stored fuels and automotive products, dry-cleaned clothing. • http://www.epa.gov/iaq/voc.html

  4. Human Health • Exposure to VOC’s can cause things such as eye, nose, and throat irritation; headaches, loss of coordination, nausea; damage to liver, kidney, and central nervous system, nose and throat discomfort, headache, allergic skin reaction, nausea, fatigue, dizziness. • http://www.epa.gov/iaq/voc.html

  5. Human Health Cont. • Effects of exposure varies depending on level of exposure and length of time exposed. • http://www.epa.gov/iaq/voc.html


  6. In case of major Exposure • Call: 1-800-222-1222 (Poison hotline) Ring Ring Ring