The study’s author Joost de Gouw said things like ‘cleaners, personal products, paints and glues’ are the main offenders when it comes to VOCs. Photo: Alamy The study’s author Joost de Gouw said things like ‘cleaners, personal products, paints and glues’ are the main offenders when it comes to VOCs. Photo: Alamy
The study’s author Joost de Gouw said things like ‘cleaners, personal products, paints and glues’ are the main offenders when it comes to VOCs. Photo: Alamy
Environment

Surprising study finds everyday cleaning products rival cars as big source of air pollution

Research shows paints, perfumes, sprays and other synthetic items contribute to high levels of ‘volatile organic compounds’ in air

Topic |   Environment
The study’s author Joost de Gouw said things like ‘cleaners, personal products, paints and glues’ are the main offenders when it comes to VOCs. Photo: Alamy The study’s author Joost de Gouw said things like ‘cleaners, personal products, paints and glues’ are the main offenders when it comes to VOCs. Photo: Alamy
The study’s author Joost de Gouw said things like ‘cleaners, personal products, paints and glues’ are the main offenders when it comes to VOCs. Photo: Alamy
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