Does it seem like people around your office or store are always sick? It's not necessarily just because it's flu season. The building itself could be making you feel ill! That's because VOCs (volatile organic compounds) can cause a huge range of different health issues. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists a range of negative health effects that can be caused by VOCs, including: Eye irritation Headaches Difficulty breathing Loss of coordination Nausea and vomiting Nosebleeds Fatigue Dizziness Nose, throat, and respiratory irritation Skin reactions And other issues If you, or others in your building, are experiencing these symptoms, it's important to have the space tested for VOCs. Particularly if there are multiple individuals suffering from the same health issues or if the illnesses are prolonged, there may be a VOC problem in your space. Professional VOC testing can pinpoint the presence of a number of different compounds that can create adverse health effects. Identifying exactly what it is that's causing the symptoms is always going to be your first step toward resolving the issue. Remember, accurate test results are crucial to effectively addressing your space's VOC issue, so it's important to work with a qualified company for your air quality testing. Common Sense Inspections Inc. owner Samuel Dixon is a Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC), and we have been performing VOC and mold tests for over 35 years. We strive to provide each client with precision results. Get your property on the road to healthier indoor air by calling our experts today!