Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are solids and liquids that release gas emissions, which may be hazardous to human health if inhaled at certain concentrations. VOC concentrations are up to ten times higher indoors than outdoors, and come from a wide array of products. Examples of VOC-emitting goods include: paints, varnishes, cleaning and disinfecting supplies, cosmetics, pesticides, building materials, office equipment such as copiers and printers, craft materials like glues, adhesives and permanent markers, and automotive products. All of these products can release VOCs during both use and storage. Some of the adverse effects associated with these organic compounds include eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches, nausea and loss of coordination, as well as liver, kidney and central nervous system damage. In addition, some organics are suspected or known to cause cancer. To ease the concerns of homeowners and businesses everywhere, E Instruments offers VOC monitoring equipment for homes, office buildings, laboratories or industrial facilities.