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What are volatile organic compounds (VOCs)?

Organic chemicals that easily vaporise at normal conditions and enter into the atmosphere. They are emitted in ships’ exhaust gases due to incomplete combustion processes, and by tankers during cargo loading and crude oil washing operations, and during sea voyages.

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