Hydrocarbons and VOCs

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TVOCs: (Benzene (C6H6), Toluene (C7H8), Xylene (C8H10), Formaldehyde (CH2O), Total VOC (TVOC))

About
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are dangerous to human health or cause harm to the environment. Harmful VOCs typically are not acutely toxic but have compounding long-term health effects

Sources
Industrial Pollution, Tobacco Smoke, Synthetic Materials like Paint, Adhesive, Coating Materials, Cleaning Materials, Cosmetics, Engineered Wood etc.

Health Hazards
Eye, nose, and throat irritation; headaches, loss of coordination, nausea, cancer; and damage to the liver, kidney, and central nervous system

Hydrocarbons:(Methane (CH4), Propane (C3H8), Butane (C4H10)

About 
Hydrocarbon is an organic compound consisting only hydrogen and carbon. Hydrocarbons are the primary energy source for civilization as a combustible fuel source.

Sources 
Biological Decomposition, Natural Sources, Industrial Emission, Vehicular Emission etc.

Health Hazards
Hydrocarbons i.e. Benzene and Petroleum poisoning can cause respiratory system failure, partial damage to kidneys, brain and nervous system.

Formaldehyde: (CH2O)

About 
Formaldehyde is colorless, flammable and has strong-smell. It is a naturally occurring organic compound, a small amount of which is produced by most living organisms as part of the metabolism process.

Sources 
Formaldehyde is normally present in both indoor and outdoor air at low levels, usually less than 0.03 parts of formaldehyde per million parts of air (ppm). Materials containing formaldehyde can release formaldehyde gas or vapor into the air. One source of formaldehyde exposure in the air is automobile tailpipe emissions.

Health Hazards 
When formaldehyde is present in the air at levels exceeding 0.1 ppm, some individuals may experience adverse effects such as watery eyes; burning sensations in the eyes, nose, and throat; coughing; wheezing; nausea; and skin irritation.