Guidelines for volatile organic compounds in consumer products: appendix 1


Appendix 1: VOC Content Limits

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Content Limits
Consumer Product Category Content Limit
(weight % VOC)
Air fresheners: Single-phase
70
Air fresheners: Double-phase
30
Air fresheners: Liquids/pump sprays
18
Air fresheners: Solids/gels
3
Bathroom and tile cleaners: Aerosols
7
Bathroom and tile cleaners: All other forms
5
Carburetor and choke cleaners
75
Cooking sprays - aerosol
18
Dusting aids: Aerosols
35
Dusting aids: All other forms
7
Engine degreasers
75
Fabric protectants
75
Floor polishes/waxes: Products for flexible flooring materials
7
Floor polishes/waxes: Products for non resilient flooring
10
Floor polishes/waxes: Wood floor wax
90
Furniture maintenance products - aerosol
25
General purpose cleaners
10
Glass cleaners: Aerosols
12
Glass cleaners: All other forms
8
Hairsprays
80
Hair mousses
16
Hair styling gels
6
Household adhesives: Aerosols
75
Household adhesives: Contact
80
Household adhesives: Construction and panel
40
Household adhesives: General purpose
10
Household adhesives: Structural waterproof
15
Insecticides: Crawling bug
40
Insecticides: Flea and tick
25
Insecticides: Flying bug
35
Insecticides: Foggers
45
Insecticides: Lawn and Garden
20
Laundry pre-wash: Aerosols/solids
22
Laundry pre-wash: All other forms
5
Laundry starch products
5
Nail polish removers
85
Oven cleaners: Aerosols/pump sprays
8
Oven cleaners: Liquids
5
Shaving creams
5
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