Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are gasses emitted into the air from products or processes. They’re commonly found in homes, offices, and even schools in the form of paint, varnishes and finishes, flooring, carpets, furniture, pesticides, air fresheners, cleaners, and more. Exposure to VOCs can trigger a variety of possible health ailments, including eye irritation, headaches, itchy nose and throat and even difficulty breathing.
While you can’t always control what’s in the air outdoors or in public places, you CAN help remove chemicals and VOCs from your indoor environment’s surfaces, air, and your laundry by using a family of products built for the job, without added scents or fragrances and without releasing VOCs back into the environment.
Sounds like common sense, right? We think so! Unfortunately, that’s not how many mass market odor and chemical “neutralizers” operate. Some brands treat chemicals and toxins by coating them so the scent receptors in our noses no longer pick up on the odor. The smell is gone, and that’s great, but harmful chemicals and the actual source of the odors continue to hang around. Doesn’t sound very “pure” to us!
Most mass market odor and chemical “neutralizers” also contain perfumes or fragrances to mask odors – added scents that end up lingering in your environment. For the up to 30% of the population* who are sensitive to fragrances and perfumes, this is an additional irritation they don’t need.
Other popular absorbing products use carbon or charcoal. While carbon filters are effective at capturing VOCs and toxins, they don’t break them down to neutralize or destroy them. They struggle to perform consistently if the environment – for example, the temperature of the room – changes. As the temperature in the room rises, VOCs begin off-gassing from the carbon product back into the environment. Yikes! But don’t worry. We’re here to help!