VOCs and Mould


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

VOC Sample Report (mould, page 3)


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 fibres
  • 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)

More facts about VOCs, here.


MoldScan™ detects actively growing mold by determining Mould VOCs (MVOCs) produced by active mould growth. We are the only laboratory that has been successful in developing this type of technology that determines mould metabolites on the parts per trillion level.

Our test will not analyze for Mycotoxins.

More facts about Mould, here.

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