Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).

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Compounds that evaporate from the many housekeeping, maintenance, and building products made with organic chemicals; these compounds are released from products that are being used and that are in storage; in sufficient quantities, VOCs can cause eye, nose, and throat irritations, headaches, dizziness, visual disorders, memory impairment; some are known to cause cancer in animals; some are suspected of causing, or are known to cause, cancer in humans; at present, not much is known about what health effects occur at the levels of VOCs typically found in public and commercial buildings.

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