Volatile organic compounds, commonly referred to as VOCs, are organic compounds that easily become vapors or gases in room temperature conditions and are a very common air pollutant when talking about Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). VOCs are emitted as gases from thousands of different products that range from paints and cleaning supplies to office equipment such as copiers and printers. Some health effects include eye, nose, and throat irritation, as well as damage to the liver, kidney, and central nervous system.
The buildup of VOCs indoors can become a problem. Without proper ventilation, or improper use of the sources listed above, levels could skyrocket to 100 or even 1,000 times the recommended levels.
EES has the highest credentials of Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP). We are capable of testing for volatile organic compounds and assisting as experts for the projects that go to litigation. With our in-house equipment we can measure real-time VOC levels and identify sources of contamination. EES also maintains an extensive accredited laboratory network for off-site analysis, using current NIOSH, OSHA, and EPA sampling protocols.