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What are your primary considerations when buying furniture? You probably look at size, colour, style—all the things that are readily visible. But what about what’s inside that couch or table you’ve been eyeing? You’d be surprised at all you might be overlooking. In fact, it’s the stuff you can’t see that might be the most important.
Those hidden “ingredients” are volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Some occur naturally in our environment but are used at much higher levels in manufacturing. They are commonly used in mass-market furniture and can affect the air quality inside your home. To reduce your exposure to these chemicals, here are four questions you might want to ask during your next furniture shopping trip.