Complex Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) In Businesses and Residential Premises Are a Dangerous Health Hazard
VOCs are any of a variety of organic chemical compounds that release gaseous molecules from their liquid or solid form at room temperature. While many VOCs are naturally occurring and important to environmental interactions, a large number are emitted in manmade processes and are hazardous to human health if respirated at certain concentrations.
A recent study conducted in an office environment exposed the increasing levels of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that are released through normal daily functions. A Sauermann Si-AQ VOC, Indoor Air Quality Monitor was used to measure the VOC readings in an ordinary shipping and receiving room. The monitor was used to measure the various VOC compounds released into the breathable air as a result of the usage of packing material.