“Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short and long-term adverse health effects.”
The EPA also cautions us by stating,
“…studies indicated that while people are using products containing organic chemicals, they can expose themselves and others to very high pollutant levels, and elevated concentrations can persist in the air long after the activity is completed”
The importance of testing your indoor air quality cannot be understated. Only after testing will you know what steps to take to purify your indoor air. The goal is to know your test results so that you can decide exactly what steps need to be taken to improve your HVAC system with media filtration, UV technology, and other options to ensure your breathing the cleanest air possible inside your home.
To see a comprehensive, while not exhaustive, list of known VOCs and the symptoms associated with overexposure, please visit our IAQ Volatile Organic Compounds page.