Environmental issues

by Emily Lane 28 February 2019 VOC, Clean Air
Environmental issues

 

 

 

Air pollution is now something we are all aware of and is often included alongside UV levels on weather forecasts.

VOCs are themselves directly an air pollutant but also have secondary effects. When sunlight and heat react with VOCs, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides (gasses released from many industrial process and vehicles) ozone is generated and smog is formed.

The individual components of smog can compromise human health and harm the environment mixed together they form a deadly cocktail.

Smog can cause or aggravate health problems such as asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis and other respiratory problems. The ozone in smog also inhibits plant growth and can cause widespread damage to forests and crops.

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