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Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are micro-particles present in the air that we breathe inside buildings (at home, at school, in the office), of which the most common are formaldehyde, benzene, solvents, paints and varnishes.

A careful choice of materials and construction methods is essential to avoid this type of problem however this is often something overlooked as we refurbish.

Paints in particular, which can contain up to 100 grams of VOC for every litre of paint, are very dangerous. In fact, the correlation between the type of paint used, respiratory problems and allergic symptoms are heavily linked to VOCs.

It should be noted that even at low concentrations; the presence of pollutants in confined environments can have a serious impact on the health and well-being of the occupants from long-term exposure.

The risk is directly linked to exposure over elongated timeframes.

Airlite is very effective in reducing the concentration of VOCs in the air. Simply activated with light, Airlite reduces the organic molecules that make up VOCs, transforming them into inert substances that are not dangerous for health, and making the environment healthier.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 738719