Organic is usually to refer that has carbon atoms, but this kind of compounds could include oxygen, fluorine, hydrogen, sulfur, bromine and others. Different volatile organic compounds are released from hundreds of substances, and after burning gasoline, alcohol, or other flammable liquids.
Then, any of us are handling with these compounds frequently. It's recommendable to know several aspects related with VOCs, with special interest those related with health after exposures and an always related ecosystem.
Lab research done did find several VOCs inside very common and daily use products like perfume. Inside house, other potential sources are cleaning solutions, cosmetic, degreasing, paints, solvents, dry clothes (detergent), air freshener… Not few! This is other of the worst faces of the lucrative interest materialized in thousand products out there, when people start to handle those that don't understand and creates a degree of danger.
A full chemical knowledge about something like the human organism is not reachable today and probably nobody will be capable of considering trillions of combinations in one life. In fact, VOCs could be studied for a lifetime and could appear more each day.
Some scientists are mentioning that some VOCs are carcinogen in some circumstances, and others create different health issues. The complexity is too high for analyzing individually although the most reasonable option is to be aware of their published setbacks and avoid them as much as possible. Artificial chemicals are almost always a sure risk.
We will try to find relevant information about VOCs and discuss it here. However, one of the first impressions on this area, is a great misinformation and precarious efforts from who endangers population selling products with VOCs, forgetting appropriate warnings.