Understanding VOC in Wall Covering Materials
VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compound, and can be found in many construction materials, including wood, carpets, cleaning supplies, caulk, and paint.
These compounds pose a severe threat to anyone who inhales their fumes or don’t handle the material properly. But, in order to be able to protect yourself from these chemicals, your first need to understand them. As a reputable home remodeler who works with materials that sometimes contain VOC, I strongly suggest you read this article before you purchase any wall covering material.
Volatile organic compounds are gases released as materials degrade over time. There are many types of VOCs, such as varnishes, adhesives, ethanol, or formaldehyde, and they are all damaging to your health. Here’s how to avoid them.