Volatile organic compounds in consumer and commercial products

Volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from coatings, aerosol, architectural, automotive refinishing products, asphalt, printing and inks, as well as certain products.

Services and information

Volatile organic compounds in products overview

About volatile organic compounds, their use in products, their impact on human health and the environment, and what we are doing.

Certain products

Proposed regulations for personal care products, automotive and household maintenance products, adhesives and sealants, caulks and miscellaneous products.

Automotive refinishing products

Regulations on automotive refinishing coatings and surface cleaners, key elements, implementation and information sheets.

Architectural coatings

Regulations on various categories of coatings applied to traffic surfaces and stationary structures, key elements, implementation and information sheets.

Cutback asphalt and emulsified asphalt

Code of practice for emissions from road construction, fact sheet and discussion document.

Aerosol coatings

Emission estimates, proposed Canadian measures, fact sheets and previous consultations.

Printing & inks

Solvent based ink, cleaning products, fountain solution and environmental code of practice by the Canadian Councils of Ministers of the Environment.

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