Consumer products’ air quality impact ‘underestimated’

Source: BBC News

By Jonathan Amos

US research has found that chemicals in everyday household products are now a key contributor to city air pollution, rivalling some vehicle emissions.


The study, led from Colorado University, focussed on so-called volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

These are contained in petroleum-based products such as cleaning fluids and paints, and when they get into the air can form particles that affect health.

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