Exposure to volatile organic compounds can impair cognitive function
Likelihood of Claim: Very Likely
Quality of our research survey: Partial
Research Paper (High Quality Score)
Associations of Cognitive Function Scores with Carbon Dioxide, Ventilation, and Volatile Organic Compound Exposures in Office Workers: A Controlled Exposure Study of Green and Conventional Office Environments
Research Findings - (Strength: Strong)
This study found that a 500-μg/m3 increase in volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the indoor environment was associated with a 13% decrease in cognitive performance.