What are VOC regulations?

2019-05-08 by No Comments

What are VOC regulations?

VOC Regulations At Federal Level The U.S. EPA regulates VOCs at Federal level in 40 CFR 59, which is the National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards For Consumer And Commercial Products. VOC controls for products are typically based on the application of products, such as: Aerosol Coatings.

What does VOC compliant mean?

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VOC-compliant is an abbreviation of the term “volatile organic compound-compliant.” This refers to a system, substance or application that adheres to governmental regulations regarding volatile organic compounds.

What states have VOC regulations?

As it stands 16 states have adopted the more stringent 250 regulation: These states include: California, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Northern VA, Pennsylvania, Parts of Arizona, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana.

What is the VOC threshold?

The Threshold Limit Value (TLV) is the supposed limit a person can be exposed to a certain VOC without experiencing adverse effects (1). TLV is usually measured in ppm (parts per million) for gases or mg/m³ (milligrams per cubic meter) for subatomic particles, such as smoke (2).

What does VOC include?

VOCs are often components of petroleum fuels, hydraulic fluids, paint thinners, and dry cleaning agents. Paints, varnishes, and wax all contain organic solvents, as do many cleaning, disinfecting, cosmetic, degreasing, and hobby products. Fuels are made up of organic chemicals.

How long do VOC fumes last?

VOCs from paint dissipate fairly quickly with most offgassing occuring during the first 6 months after application. Other sources, such as particle board may continue to offgas for 20 years or more.

What does 55% VOC mean?

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55% VOC means that the product contains a maximum of 55% of volatile organic compounds (VOC) such as ethanol or dimethyl ether. For more information, you can visit the California Air Resources Board web site.

How do I get rid of VOC?

Removing VOCs From Indoor Air

  1. Increase Ventilation.
  2. Install an Air Purifier.
  3. Add Potted Plants to the Building.
  4. Never Allow Cigarette Smoke Indoors.
  5. Choose a Good Dry Cleaner.
  6. Do volatile organic compounds (VOCs) smell?
  7. How can employees minimize VOC exposure in an office building?
  8. Do VOCs get trapped in walls and carpeting?

Why are VOCs bad for you?

VOCs include a variety of chemicals that can cause eye, nose and throat irritation, shortness of breath, headaches, fatigue, nausea, dizziness and skin problems. Higher concentrations may cause irritation of the lungs, as well as damage to the liver, kidney, or central nervous system.

How do you recover from VOC exposure?

How do we treat volatile organic compound toxicity? The mainstay of treatment is to remove the source of the exposure. You can increase your home’s ventilation by opening windows and doors and using fans to increase air circulation. Fumes may remain for longer periods of time if the room is very humid.

What is the regulation of VOC in Hong Kong?

You may view details of the Air Pollution Control (Volatile Organic Compounds) Regulation at Hong Kong e-Legislation by searching for CAP 311W. Also, you may refer to A Guide to the Air Pollution Control (Volatile Organic Compounds) Regulation for guidance on the VOC Regulation .

What are the regulations for VOC in paints?

The VOC contents of paints and ancillary products are regulated by the Volatile Organic Compounds VOC in Paints, Varnishes and Vehicle Refinishing Products Regulations 2012:1715. These cover the decorative and vehicle refinish sectors.

When did VOC regulations come into effect in the US?

This regulation was amended in 2009 to extend the control in phases starting from 1 January 2010 to other high VOC-containing products, namely vehicle refinishing paints/coatings, vessel and pleasure craft paints/coatings, adhesives and sealants.

Is there VOC legislation for marine coatings in California?

Several counties in California also have Marine-specific VOC legislation, which is slightly stricter than that of the whole of the USA. In addition, SCAQMD (California South Coast Air Quality Management District) is proposing to merge Marine and Pleasure Craft legislation.