Common VOCs & Their Sources
CHEMICALSOURCEAcetonePaint, coatings, finishes, paint remover and thinner, caulkingAliphaticPaint, adhesive, gasoline, combustion sources, liquid pr...
|Acetone||Paint, coatings, finishes, paint remover and thinner, caulking|
|Aliphatic||Paint, adhesive, gasoline, combustion sources, liquid process photocopiers,|
|hydrocarbons||carpet, linoleum, caulking compound|
|Aromatic||Combustion sources, paint, adhesive, gasoline, linoleum, wall coatings|
|Chlorinated solvents||Upholstery and carpet cleaner or protector, paint, paint remover,|
|(dichloromethane or||lacquers, solvents, correction fluid, dry-cleaned clothes|
|n-Butyl acetate||Acoustic ceiling tile, linoleum, caulking compound|
|Dichlorobenzene||Carpet, moth crystals, air fresheners|
|4-Phenylcyclohexene (4-pc)||Carpet, paint|
|Terpenes (Limonene, a-pinene)||Deodorizers, cleaning agents, polishes, fabrics, fabric softener, cigarettes|
Source: “Office Air: A Worker’s Guide to Air Quality in Offices, Schools, and Hospitals,” a Report of the Federal-Provincial Advisory Committee on Environmental and Occupational Health, 93-EHD-174, revised 1995.