VOC concentrations inside vehicles can reach levels significantly higher than what is recommended for indoor environments. Materials, adhesives, and finishes used in car interiors can emit these chemicals when cars are new or when they are exposed to heat. Exposure can heighten allergy and asthma symptoms and cause irritation to the eyes, nose, skin, and throat. Some VOCs are also believed to cause cancer and other neurological issues. It is therefore important to verify the air quality inside of a vehicle to ensure safe and healthy conditions.
The NovaTest P300 can rapidly sample and analyze ambient air in any location, making it a useful device for air quality testing. The compact design of the P300 allows it to conveniently test the air in smaller spaces inaccessible to a traditional benchtop GC. The P300 is capable of detecting a wide range of compounds with high sensitivity in a single test, and the system automatically generates an instant report with calculated results. These features can easily be used in the production line or in the parking lot to quickly evaluate the air quality inside of a vehicle.