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volatile organic compound

Environment Any toxic cabon-based (organic) substance that easily become vapors or gases–eg, solvents–paint thinners, lacquer thinner, degreasers, dry cleaning fluids
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He said the company's program has eliminated 48 million pounds of volatile organic chemicals from its cleaning products in the past five years.
This work provides the first comprehensive characterization of skin volatile organic chemicals at sites other than the underarm in people of different ages and genders.
Union Pacific Railroad operations that began more than a century ago have contaminated the groundwater in the area with volatile organic chemicals known to increase the risk of cancer.
These include high levels of lead, mercury, volatile organic chemicals, pesticide runoff (including massive amounts of Round-Up sprayed along roadways and in power line rights-of-way), fertilizer runoff, and the list goes on.
Coletta, spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Protection, said testing of two Quaboag River water samples pretty much ruled out poison or volatile organic chemicals.
Thin-film sensors can be made from these nanofibers with superior sensitivity to a variety of gas vapors, including acids, bases, redox active vapors, alcohols, and volatile organic chemicals. Conducting polyaniline nanofibers are produced in a polymerization bath and then doped reversibly with an acid.
The study also documents the contamination of groundwater aquifers at a number of sites, particularly around semiconductor manufacturers, with toxic chlorinated volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) and toxic metals including nickel.
More businesses are now aware that it is common pollutants such as inferior carpet underlays and other floor finishes that can contain a cocktail of carcinogens but we also advise avoiding materials that omit high levels of volatile organic chemicals and have a high chlorine content.
Volatile organic chemicals emissions from OSB as a function of processing parameters.
In homes, man-made carpets and linoleum floor covers contain Volatile Organic Chemicals which cause air pollution and are linked to asthma and breathing problems.
DECONSTRUCTING SCENT The plant world perfumes, or sometimes stinks up, the environment with a vast roster of volatile organic chemicals. Scientists have so far identified about 1,000 of these compounds emanating from petals, leaves, and other tissues.
NASA published studies in 1984 showing how interior plants could remove volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) from sealed test chambers.