According to the EPA, VOC’s can include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short-term and long-term health effects. Levels can be two to ten times worse inside a home or business than outside.
Unfortunately, people using products containing organic chemicals can be exposing themselves to high pollutant levels, and elevated concentrations can persist in the air long after the activity is completed.
Examples are: cleaning & disinfecting products, aerosol sprays, paints and degreasing products, building materials and furniture, office equipment and many other items. Some of the VOC’s can be released while in use and, to some degree, even while being stored. In addition, the Hawaiian Islands have increased issues with VOC’s such as: acidic gases (found in Vog).
The VOC canisters inside Clean Island Breathing’s air purifiers are designed to effectively remove or reduce standard VOC’s found in homes and businesses as well as the added VOC’s found on the islands of Hawaii.