Nowadays, more products are being promoted as offering low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound), non VOC, VOC free, or properties with similar wording. First, we must discuss what “low” or “no” VOC actually means and whether it really matters. Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOCs, are organic compounds that have a high vapor pressure at normal room temperatures. The high vapor pressure of VOCs stems from having a low boiling point, which causes the molecules from the VOCs to evaporate and become released into the air in a gaseous state. Compounds with high vapor pressure and low temperatures could emanate seriously harmful toxic agents that can hurt people and our environment, and the fact that VOC’s evaporate so easily is an even more cause for concern.
People spend most of their time indoors, especially at work, at home or in public buildings. The quality of the air we breathe is already under scrutiny due to the frequent releasing of toxic agents from power plants, energy facilities, and even the vehicles we operate. Our country’s concern stems from evidence proving that our Ozone Layer is weakening, and that empirical information shows that toxicities from VOCs is one of the main culprits. Because the United States has recently increased the nation’s focus on indoor air quality, the topic of VOCs has become quite prevalent. People are spending so much of their time indoors; therefore, indoor air quality matters even more.
As stated previously, VOC is all about the migration of chemical substances into the air we breathe. One does not have to be a chemist to understand that finding methods of reducing VOCs is pivotal to improving air quality. We need to find ways to reduce the use of VOCs, especially in the workplace, so that we can preserve the health and safety of our population, animals, and all of the flourishing life on earth. The first order of business is to educate businesses, especially those involved in industry, that frequently use great quantities of VOC’s, and help them find eco friendly, green alternative methods of chemical usage. Luckily, there are companies that provide assistance and guidance in informing businesses of their unreasonably high carbon footprint, and how the use of VOCs can be drastically reduced, perhaps even eliminated.
Ecolink is such a company. They are leaders in providing industrial solvents & degreasers with either non toxic cleaners or reduced toxins. Ecolink will help industrial businesses get away from the constant use of VOCs and instead use an eco friendly, green alternative substitute that will function as efficiently and effectively as other more toxic compounds. Please contact Ecolink and find out how your business can reduce its carbon footprint, and help preserve all life on earth. An Ecolink representative will be happy to assist you, and you will soon be on your way to doing your part in protecting life, health, and well being.