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Author: Antonio Da Roza

Date: 12/8/10


Volatile organic compounds are created from incomplete combustion and reach the atmosphere through fuel evaporation. [1]

Consumer products

Emission from consumer products is one of the major sources of VOC which contributed to about 30% of total emissions in 2007. Emission from paints and solvents is one of the major sources of VOC which contributed to about 24% of total emissions in 2007. From 1 April 2007, legislation imposing statutory limits on VOC content of six categories of consumer products was enacted, which is expected to help reduce VOC emissions in the near future. [2]

Road emissions

Emission from road transport is one of the major sources of VOC which contributed to 20% of total emissions in 2007. The progressive tightening of vehicle emission standards mentioned above helped reduce the emissions. [2]


Footnotes

  1. ‘The air that we breathe’, CLSA, April 2005 - last accessed 7/8/10
  2. 2.0 2.1 ‘Air pollutant emission inventory’, EPD website – last accessed 12/8/10

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