Leading the home-grown air conditioner brand Acson Malaysia has recently announced the launch of its first Anti Volatile Organic Compound (“VOC”) Spray in Malaysia to improve indoor air quality and ultimately leading to healthier lifestyles. Acson Anti VOC Spray is designed to decompose VOCs, a large group of chemicals that could be located in home products such as paint, varnishes, carpet, vinyl flooring, composite wood products, air fresheners, cleaning products, cooking, and smoking, and could sustain up to 2 years. To minimize indoor VOC exposure, the Acson Anti VOC Spray is easy to use. It can be applied across painted walls, furniture, floors, carpets and more, except household appliances, switch sockets, art, dining utensils, metal products, silk and high-grade leather. Upon application, it will require 24 hours to form a coating layer. The underlying Titanium Dioxide that acts as photocatalyst will then decompose the harmful pollutants and bacteria into water and carbon dioxide, with the presence of lights (sunlight, indoor light or lamp light). Without heavy scrubbing on the surface, the photocatalyst effects could sustain up to 2 years.
The General Manager of Acson Malaysia, Mr Yeap Kin Oun said, “While people are highly aware of outdoor pollutants, little did they know that VOC in our living space is also a hidden threat. VOCs are emitted into indoor air, and they may or may not be smelled. Breathing in low levels of VOCs may increase risk of health problems in the long term.”
He added, “Indoor environment is 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor environment as according to the report of United States Environmental Protection Agency. Our Anti VOC Spray is designed to maintain a good indoor air quality as people nowadays are spending most of their time in indoor environment. Rest assured, the spray is non-toxic and non-hazard for safe usage.” According to Industry Code of Practice on Indoor Air Quality 2010, VOCs can cause eye, nose and throat irritations, headaches, dizziness, visual disorder, memory impairment and cancer.