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Improving Indoor Environmental Air Quality in Newly-Built Structures

Posted by Shivi Kakar

May 13, 2014 10:55:00 AM

Everyone loves that 'new car smell'. Most people do not realize however, that the smell comes from the off-gassing of the materials used to build the car. These gases are often a wide assortment of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released by the plastic, rubber, adhesives, and fibers used in the interior of the automobile.  Exposure to these should be minimized. 

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Topics: indoor environmental air quality, off-gassing, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), indoor air quality

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