mcs, volatie organic compounds (voc), indoor air quality
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are compounds that vaporize or become a gas at room temperature (EPA 2003). These compounds may be natural or synthetic (Godish 2001) and may include formaldehyde, pesticides, and solvents. VOCs and other chemicals such as petrochemicals affect indoor air quality and can be found in many products and materials used every day. For this reason, it is important to know the sources of indoor air contaminants and avoid them if you or someone in your family suffers from MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity).
Nussbaumer, Linda L., "MCS: Materials to Avoid" (2006). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 479.