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Volatile organic compounds (VOCs): for instance, methane, styrene, toluene

Molecular formula: TVOC

Characteristics: Solvents and dissolvents are precursors of ground-level ozone.

Occurrence: VOCs derive from the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels. The chemical and other industries are the largest emitters.

Impact: VOCs in the air have negative effects on the nervous system and cause nausea, vomiting, and seizures. It is suspected that some organic compounds cause cancer.

Limit: Limits are established by the WHO for a particular substance. For more information, please see the WHO website.

Clean Air for Ukraine

This project is led by a non-governmental organization Arnika (Czech Republic) in cooperation with local civic initiatives in industrial towns of Ukraine with financial support from the Transition Promotion Program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

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