VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) are a type of chemical that is emitted from many different types of materials. The compounds are released in small quantities which can evaporate easily.
Inhalation can be harmful and sometimes fatal because the body does not filter out the chemicals it is exposed to.
Environmental Monitors have devices which can be helpful for VOCs monitoring.
What are VOCs
Volatile organic compounds, abbreviated VOC’s, are organic chemicals characterized as being highly vaporizable. They are typically produced from industrial power plants or automobile emissions.
Other sources of VOC’s include cigarette smoke, paints, perfumes and even flowers!
Why should I be concerned about VOCs in my home or workplace?
Certain VOCs can cause health problems when they are inhaled for prolonged periods of time. They can also affect the environment by forming ground-level ozone which is hazardous to breathe. As a result, VOCs need to be monitored and regulated closely.
As a homeowner or business owner, you should be concerned with VOC’s in your home because they can lead to health problems and also cause damage to the environment.
What makes VOCs hazardous?
Symptoms due to inhalation of high concentrations of certain types of VOC’s include nausea, headaches and vomiting, shortness of breath and fatigue. Furthermore, prolonged exposure to some VOC’s can cause organ and nerve damage.
How do I know if VOCs are in my home or workplace
Certain VOC’s can be detected simply by their smell, however not all of them will have a distinct odour. For this reason it is important to test your home using a simple, yet sensitive monitor for these compounds.
Solutions for reducing the amount of VOCs in your homes and workplaces
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are a group of chemicals that exist as gases at room temperature and pressure. They can be released from many different sources like paints, carpeting and furniture.
VOC’s can be hazardous to your health and the environment, so it’s important to take precaution before letting these substances into your home!
Environmental monitors offer devices for you to measure the VOCs and detect them early before they may come a problem. Contact us today if you need our devices.