Material emission information from: 105 building materials and consumer products

  1. (PDF, 6 MB)
DOIResolve DOI:
AuthorSearch for: ; Search for:
TypeTechnical Report
Physical description164 p.
AbstractThis report summarizes the emission factors of 72 volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from 105 household materials tested under the “material emissions testing for naphthalene” (B3333) in 2010 and 2011. The test specimens included 61 building materials/furnishings and 44 consumer products. The tests were conducted using a fast screening method in a micro-scale chamber system in accordance with ASTM standard D7706–11. In addition to air samples taken for the naphthalene emission characterization, one more air sample was taken at 1.5 hour during the 2 hour test period. The additional sample was analyzed in a full-scan mass spectrometry (MS) mode for a broader range of VOCs. The special focus of this report was on determining the presence of 17 chemicals that are currently designated as “priority chemicals” by Health Canada’s Indoor Air Contaminants Assessment Section.
Publication date
PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Construction
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; Construction
NotePrepared for: Health Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NPARC number23002016
Export citationExport as RIS
Report a correctionReport a correction
Record identifier08f85b38-230f-4d27-adee-fb45a58b7956
Record created2017-07-21
Record modified2017-07-21
Bookmark and share
  • Share this page with Facebook (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Twitter (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Google+ (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Delicious (Opens in a new window)