Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Aldehydes
(éléments de construction en aggloméré)
Cabinet frames (rangements)
PB counter tops
List of key eventually obnoxious chemicals
that can be met with in indoor air
REACH is the list on which it is compulsory for many chemicals to be registered (R) or in the process of registration (RN). EPA is the US Environmental Agency listing of potential carcinogens. Berkeley is the U. of Berkeley list of potentially carcinogenic substances. IARC (Internat. Agency for Research in Cancer) classifies potentenial carcinogens 1, 2 , 3 ; A or B
"No man is an Island, entire of itself;
Every man is a piece, a part of the main".
John Donne (1572-1631).
In houses, cars, offices, no man is contaminated by one single VOC, and other pollutants, especially mycotoxins, are usually of various types, and are most often associated with quite a few VOCs.
This site does not provide "acceptable" levels. Such levels have been calculated for chemicals on their own. This is often the case in Occupational Medicine (at work).
As expressed by John Donne 4 centuries ago,
this is NEVER the case in Environmental Medicine, where "No man is an island...", where synergies can, by association of many chemicals, induce very high toxicities.
It is extremely frequent, in indoor environment, that pollution by MYCOTOXINS AND by VOCs are associated. The investigator must remain aware of this at all times.
Just checking one of these items is like checking the pulse, but not the blood pressure.