Chapter 6: Volatile Organic Compounds

This chapter includes the interactive presentation on the following subtopics linked to volatile organic compounds: sources and structures, effects on the body, and metabolites in biological fluids. A case from the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) highlights the exposure to VOC in a work-related proceeding.

The podcast starts with a historical rendering of heavy metals, and transitions into the CanLII case on poisoning and the environmental and workplace regulations in an effort to highlight the importance of heavy metal exposure.


Interactive Presentation

Please use the navigation arrows located at the bottom centre of the presentation window to move through the 44 slides in this interactive presentation.

There are also 4 questions throughout the presentation, which you will receive immediate feedback on and can retry multiple times.


Slides: Module I Ch 6 VOCs



This podcast episode [12:04] starts with two cases where VOC played an integral role as a workplace hazard. This is followed by the Health-Canada publications on the environmental and workplace exposure to VOC and air quality.

Click on the image below to open a new window and listen to this podcast episode on Spreaker!

voc podcast episode

Audio Transcript

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