Author: Antonio Da Roza
Volatile organic compounds are created from incomplete combustion and reach the atmosphere through fuel evaporation. 
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. 
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.