Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs): A Brief Regulatory Overview

Posted on: June 17, 2019

What are VOCs?

Photo of a race car emitting pollution - Learn more about VOCsVOCs are chemicals that are organic and vaporize at normal temperatures and pressure. They are the leading cause of smog and ground-level air pollution.

We gathered some highlights in the slideshow below.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • What are common sources of VOC emission?
  • What is an architectural coating?
  • What are automobile refinish coatings?
  • Which consumer products result in the release of VOC?
  • State level regulations
  • What is RACT?
  • Recent regulatory changes


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