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Volatile organic compounds testing or VOC testing is a method for determining the presence of a specific type of pollutant found in solvents, paints, and other common household products. If these products are not properly sealed and stored, VOCs can permeate the air and cause health problems for people who breathe them in.
This large group of carbon-based chemicals easily evaporates at room temperature. Some VOCs have an odor that most people detectable, but others do not. It is important to note that odor does not indicate the level of risk from inhalation of these chemicals. In general, indoor VOC levels are higher than outdoor levels. The concentration of VOCs in indoor air depends on several factors.
Inhaling any chemical has health risks depending on the amount, duration, and frequency of exposure. Generally, short-term (acute) exposures last from hours to days, while long-term (chronic) exposures last from years to lifetimes.
Some people can experience health problems due to breathing a low level of VOC for an extended time. According to several studies, people with asthma or who are particularly sensitive to chemicals may experience worse symptoms when exposed to VOCs. Prevent all these situations by requesting a VOC air test. I’ve worked with residential and commercial customers in Brookeville, MD, and the greater DMV area, for over 10 years.