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Inhaling them for prolonged periods of time can irritate the eyes, nose and throat, cause nausea and difficulty in breathing, overtime it can damage the central nervous system as well as other organs in the body. In severe cases, VOCs can also cause cancer in humans - the health effects caused by VOCs vary depending on the concentration and length of exposure to the chemicals. Some people may be more sensitive than others, such as those who suffer from asthma or have a history of asthma attacks.
However, where there is a problem there is also a solution. There are multiple ways to lower the levels of VOCs in your home post renovation. It is important to be mindful of the products being used right from when they are being purchased. As known, prevention is better than cure, hence keep a lookout for “Singapore Green Label” while sourcing paints and building supplies before purchasing them. Buying only as much as it is needed for any project and ensuring that any leftover or unused products are disposed of safely would effectively decrease the VOCs levels in your home as well.
Keeping your home smoke-free can ensure health as well, given that tobacco smoke contains VOCs among other carcinogens. Ventilating your home out, and avoiding dry cleaned clothes to sit indoors, making sure they are aired out before utilising them etc, are a few steps that would avoid unnecessary health hazards. After all, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
In this day and age, people spend more time indoors and are exposed to influences as a result of modern lifestyles and settings. New materials and construction methods which lead to further exposure to formaldehyde can also increase the risks of allergies. If left untreated, these seemingly “trivial” issues can worsen over time. Some turn to formaldehyde removal services to reduce the formaldehyde levels in their home but it does not solve the issue at it’s root cause. Especially when formaldehyde is the present in all the raw materials itself, used to build the interiors of the house.
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