Toxic substances list: volatile organic compounds

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are organic compounds containing one or more carbon atoms that evaporate readily into the atmosphere. They do not include photo-chemically non-reactive compounds such as methane, ethane and the chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). The official VOC definition can be found in the publication of the Canada Gazette, Part II of July 2, 2003.

There is more than one CAS number that applies to this group of substances.


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