Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS)

Volatile organic compound measure of person, category

Volatile organic compound measure refers to a measure of the residential air concentration of 88 volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are common around the home such as paints, cigarette smoke, building materials and vehicle emissions. Some VOCs are known to be toxic in very high concentration but a direct link to health problems has yet to be confirmed.

Person refers to an individual and is the unit of analysis for most social statistics programs.

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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