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
About volatile organic compounds, their use in products, their impact on human health and the environment, and what we are doing.
Proposed regulations for personal care products, automotive and household maintenance products, adhesives and sealants, caulks and miscellaneous products.
Regulations on automotive refinishing coatings and surface cleaners, key elements, implementation and information sheets.
Regulations on various categories of coatings applied to traffic surfaces and stationary structures, key elements, implementation and information sheets.
Code of practice for emissions from road construction, fact sheet and discussion document.
Emission estimates, proposed Canadian measures, fact sheets and previous consultations.
Solvent based ink, cleaning products, fountain solution and environmental code of practice by the Canadian Councils of Ministers of the Environment.
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
- Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Concentration Limits for Architectural Coatings Regulations (SOR/2009-264)
- Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Concentration Limits for Automotive Refinishing Products Regulations (SOR/2009-197)
- Revisions to the Proposed Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Concentration Limits for Certain Products Regulations
- Volatile Organic Compounds in Aerosol Coatings: Considerations for the Development of a Control Instrument
- Volatile Organic Compound Concentration Limits for Architectural Coatings Regulations
- Possible Control Measures on Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Concentration Limits in Cutback Asphalt and Emulsified Asphalt
- Applying Traffic Marking Coatings?
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