VOC, Mould, and Formaldehyde


Detects over 500 VOCs, actively growing mould, and toxic formaldehyde in your home. Results e-mailed within 7-10 business days of receiving your samples at our lab.

VOC Sample Report
Formaldehyde Sample Report


Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

VOCs are emitted, as gases, by a wide array of products numbering in the thousands; some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors.

Chemical compounds we cannot detect:
  • asbestos fibers
  • ammonia (urine)
  • bat guano
  • bleach
  • carbon dioxide
  • carbon monoxide
  • chinese drywall
  • chlorine
  • creosote & creosol
  • fumigants
  • illegal drugs – meth, marijuana, etc.
  • insecticides
  • isocyanates (TDI & MDI)
  • methane
  • ozone
  • pepper spray
  • pesticides
  • sewer gas (hydrogen sulfide)

Common Household Sources

  • paints, paint strippers, and other solvents
  • cleansers and disinfectants
  • moth repellents
  • air fresheners, candles
  • cosmetics, perfumes, deodorants
  • stored fuels and automotive products
  • hobby supplies
  • dry-cleaned clothing
  • building materials and furnishings

More facts about VOCS, here.


Formaldehyde is a colorless, flammable gas at room temperature and has a strong odor. Exposure to formaldehyde may cause adverse health effects.

Common Sources

  • resins used in the manufacture of composite wood products (i.e., hardwood plywood, particleboard and medium-density fiberboard)
  • building materials and insulation
  • household products such as glues, permanent press fabrics, paints and coatings, lacquers and finishes, and paper products

It is a byproduct of combustion and certain other natural processes, and so is also found in:

  • combustion byproduct such as tobacco smoke and fuel-burning appliances (gas stoves, kerosene space heaters and fireplaces)

More facts about Formaldehyde, here.

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