What is Pollutant Air Sampling Test?
Common indoor air pollutants include: Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Particulate Matter (PM), Formaldehyde (HCHO), & Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs/MVOCs)
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are a large group of chemicals that are found in many products we use to build and maintain our homes. Once these chemicals are in our homes, they are released or “off-gas” into the indoor air we breathe. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors. VOCs are emitted by a wide array of products numbering in the thousands.
Health effects may include: eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches, loss of coordination & nausea, damage to liver, kidney and central nervous system. Some organics can cause cancer in animals, some are suspected or known to cause cancer in humans.
Particulate Matter (PM)
Particulate matter is a complex mixture of solid and/or liquid particles suspended in air. These particles can vary in size, shape and composition. EPA is especially concerned about particles that are 10 micrometers in diameter or smaller because these particles are inhalable. Once inhaled, particles can affect the heart and lungs and in some cases cause serious health effects
Scientific studies have linked PM exposure to a variety of health impacts, including: eye, nose and throat irritation; aggravation of coronary and respiratory disease symptoms; and premature death in people with heart or lung disease.
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