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In a recent ION Science article they’ve shared a Top 10 list of VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) you should be testing for in your work environment. View the full article here: 10 Most Common VOCs Gases Found In Buildings

  1. Benzene – crude oil for oil & gas applications as well as used to make plastics, resins, synthetic fibers, rubber lubricants, dyes, detergents, drugs, and pesticides
  2. Formaldehyde – food and beverage applications
  3. Toluene – solvent in paints, lacquers, thinners, glues, correction fluid, and nail polish remover, as well as used in the printing and leather tanning processes
  4. Carbon Disulfide – chlorinated water production and used to make rubber, viscose rayon, cellophane, and carbon tetrachloride
  5. Acetone – textile, electronics, and pharmaceutical applications
  6. Dichlorobenzene – herbicides, dye manufacturing, and cleaning solvent 
  7. Xylene – binding agent for aviation gasoline, pharmaceuticals, and agriculture 
  8. Butanal – manufacturing of rubber accelerators, synthetic resins, solvents, and plasticizers
  9. Ethanol – alcoholic beverage manufacturing and automotive additive 
  10. Terpenes – surface preservatives for inks and electronics, as well as used for dispersants and solvents 

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