Chemicals higher than 500 ng/L pose a health hazard to you and your family. These high compounds can cause blurry vision, nausea, dizziness, coughing, rashes, respiratory irritation, headaches mental confusion, lethargy and depression. High levels can also exacerbate existing conditions such as asthma. Very high levels can cause loss of consciousness, kidney and liver damage and some can cause cancer.
These chemicals can be found in building materials used in the home, cooking sources, gasoline and fuel, some air freshener, carpeting, laser printers, paints, cleaning products and many other sources. These chemicals can build up in homes during the winter and summer months when the homes are closed due to air conditioning and heating.
We conduct VOC inspections and testing when we have a client complaining of odors or who are experiencing headaches or feel nauseous. We conduct a general scan for volatile organic compounds by utilizing the TO-17 absorption tube. We install a pump in the suspected areas and allow it to collect an air sample for a minimum of 2 hours. Once collected, we send the sample off to a third party lab for analysis. As soon as the results are received, we are able to issue recommendations for mitigation.
If you need volatile organic compound testing in your home, LAQ is available to help you with all inspections and testing, no matter the circumstance. Contact our chemical testing Jacksonville FL Team so we can get you your results as soon as possible.