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The Questionable Science Behind VOC Emissions Testing

We need the protection that product VOC testing provides, but it’s far from the last word on human health in buildings.

For more than seven years, groups in the U.S. have been struggling to reach consensus on how to measure VOC emissions from products and establish protective VOC limits based on sound science. The standard, which may someday be finished, is called NSF/UL 440.

What’s taking so long?

Originally published October 4, 2016 Updated October 22, 2019 Permalink