Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Odor Testing
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) include a wide range of chemicals used in many products and materials today. These VOCs are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids and many are known to have potential adverse health effects for anyone exposed to long-term or elevated levels of these compounds.
Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors than outdoors since they are emitted from so many products found in modern homes and buildings. Examples of common sources include: paints, paint strippers, and other solvents; wood preservatives; aerosol sprays; cleaning supplies, disinfectants and pesticides; air fresheners; stored fuels and automotive products; hobby supplies; dry-cleaned clothing; building materials and furnishings; glues and adhesives.
We provide testing services for VOCs in air, water and soil, and consumer products. In addition, we provide chamber studies for consumer product off-gassing analyses so that retailers and manufacturers understand what their products are emitting and can comply with regulations. These same services are available to the public so that they know what they are being exposed to in their homes.