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Harmful substances in buildings

Determination of indoor pollutants and analysis with renovation work

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Building materials, furnishings or floor coverings that emit harmful substances can endanger health and cause high renovation costs. As an accredited laboratory, we offer you reliable and fast assistance with indoor pollutant analysis, indoor air measurements and test chamber tests for acute problem cases, risk assessments or as part of an assessment for building renovation work.

Supplemented by indoor air tests, sources of emissions indoors can be identified clearly and action can be taken to remedy issues.

Our analysis spectrum covers:

  • Asbestos
  • Man-made mineral fibers (MMF), carcinogenicity index (CI)
  • Solvents, VOC (volatile organic compounds), TVOC
  • Formaldehyde and other aldehydes
  • PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls)
  • PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons)
  • Wood preservatives, PCP, Lindan, other pesticides
  • Test chamber tests to determine the gas emission rate of harmful substances from materials
  • Fire damage investigations
  • Plasticizers/phthalates (“black dust”, fogging effect)
  • Flame retardants (HBCD / HBCDD, others)

We support you with your issue with top quality, reliable analysis as well as comprehensible, meaningful DEKRA test reports – fast and reliable. DEKRA experts are also available for you to take measurements and samples on site.

Our experts will be happy to advise you.


DEKRA Automobil GmbH

Handwerkstr. 17

70565 Stuttgart


Laboratory for environmental and product analysis

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