What Are “VOC’s”?
As more states enact stricter air quality regulations, the term “VOC” is becoming a greater part of our everyday vocabulary.
VOC is an acronym for Volatile Organic Compound. That’s a mouthful, but what does it mean? VOC’s are carbon based (organic) solvents that evaporate (volatilize) under normal atmospheric conditions and have the ability to photo-react when exposed to sunlight. This reaction creates low-level ozone, a major component of smog. VOC’s are measured in grams per liter (g/L), and the Federal limit is 700 g/L.
List of VOC restrictive states:
|Maricopa County (AZ)||California (various air districts)||Connecticut||Delaware|
|District of Columbia||Illinois||Indiana||Maine|
|Maryland||Massachusetts||New Hampshire||New Jersey|
|New York||Ohio||Pennsylvania||Rhode Island|
|Virginia (specific counties)||Canada|
Serveon Solvent-based Products that do not pass VOC restrictions include: