VOCs are volatile organic compounds that vaporize at room temperature and react with nitrous oxides in the atmosphere to form smog. Government rules about volatile organic compounds (VOCs) grew out of the Clean Air Movement in Southern California, and deal only with ingredients of a product. Whether ingredients are toxic is not considered when drafting, implementing, and enforcing regulations limiting VOCs.

In order to achieve their claims of “ZERO VOCs,” some manufacturers take out certain solvents and substitute them with toxic chemicals that are not covered by the VOC regulations.#149R and #179R are formulated from 100% bio-based ingredients and do not contain volatile organic compounds.#149R and#179R do not contain harmful acids, acetone, butyls, Isobutane, isoparaffinic hydrocarbons, halogenated hydrocarbon glycol ethers, hydrocarbons, ketones, methylene chloride, perchloroethylene, methyl ethyl ketone, or any other hazardous chemical or solvent compound.


#149R and #179R comply with OSHA 29 CFR - 1910.1200 Section (i) trade secrets, contains no hazardous components under OSHA or California Proposition 65 List. Under carcinogenicity: No ingredients are listed under IARC, ACGIH, NTP or OSHA as a carcinogen. #149R and #199R cleaners comply 100% with all VOC regulations and with Executive Orders 12873, 13101 and 13134 for Environmentally preferable purchasing requirements