Florida Turns to BPS for Commercial VOC Testing
in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Venice, Tampa, Brandon, Riverview, Fort Myers, Naples and the entire state of Florida.
What is VOC?
The United States Environmental Protection Agency defines Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) as gases emitted from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a wide variety of chemicals. Some of these can cause adverse short and long-term health effects. It’s important to know that concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors than outdoors. In fact, they can be up to 10 times higher than the levels found outdoors.
Consider VOC Testing– They’re More Common Than You Think
There are literally thousands of products that use organic chemicals, including many household products. From varnishes and wax to paints, cleaning and disinfecting products, cosmetics, degreasers and so many others, many everyday products are made up of organic chemicals. All of these products can release organic compounds while you’re using them, and some do so even while they’re stored.
Many building materials and furnishings contain VOCs. Office equipment such as copiers and printers, correction fluids and carbonless copy paper, as well as graphics and craft materials (glues, adhesives, permanent markers, etc.) contain certain levels of VOCs. While some levels are small enough to pose no serious health risks, prolonged exposure may result in health issues.
Your First Step: Commercial VOC Testing
As with solving any problem, the first step is identifying the problem.
Building Performance Solutions uses Sample Analysis and Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometer testing to determine the presence of harmful toxins in commercial or residential spaces.
Our testing measures levels to determine if your indoor environment represents a threat to you, your family, your guests or your staff’s health…or a liability risk for your commercial enterprise.
Throughout the state of Florida, BPS’s skilled assessors and professional testing technicians provide residential and commercial property owners accurate and efficient VOC vapor testing that analyzes and identifies toxins within your indoor air environment. Our team conforms to the highest level of testing accuracy standards. VOC exposure is a serious problem and requires a serious response.
If you notice any of the symptoms listed below, don’t delay. Call Building Performance Solutions.
Symptoms of VOC Exposure
There are many types of volatile compounds that may reside in your commercial indoor air environment. While you may not have heard of all of them, the presence of these compounds can be hazardous to your health or even deadly. Common volatile compounds that can be identified through the use of VOC testing include compounds such as:
- Conjunctival irritation
- Nose and Throat Discomfort
- Allergic Skin Reactions
- Declines in Serum Cholinesterase Levels
Exposure to VOCs include many adverse health effects, such as:
- Eye, nose and throat irritation
- Headaches, loss of coordination and nausea
- Liver, kidney and central nervous system damage
- Exposure to some organic compounds has been linked to cancer in animals and some are suspected or known to cause cancer in humans.