Organic Solvents Regulations

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

VOCs are air pollutants which can have detrimental effects on human health. They also have harmful environmental effects when they chemically interact with oxides of nitrogen and sunlight to form ground-level ozone. Sources of VOCs include vehicle emissions, fuel combustion and domestic solvent usage. Other major sources of VOCs include commercial and industrial activities using organic solvents. The Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from Organic Solvents Regulations introduced controls on emissions of VOCs from various sectoral activities ranging from dry cleaning and pharmaceutical manufacture to vehicle respraying.



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