Volatile Organic Compounds or VOC’s are a scary thought in any establishment but they are something we need to avoid like the plague when it comes to using them within a healthcare environment.
VOC’s are dangerous chemicals found in many coatings and paints that are released into the air through reaching boiling point. Now the thought of paint reaching boiling point seems quite impossible in day to day life and therefore nothing to worry about right? Wrong………unfortunately these nasty VOC’s can reach boiling point at room temperature and therefore having them within an environment where 80% of the people have compromised immune systems is a big no no.
Luckily most of the big brand paint and coatings companies these days are VOC free but it is always worth checking this with your fit out company before any works take place.