Benzene & Hydrocarbons Test

120 €

Indoor air quality diagnosis. Measures the indoor air pollution by benzene and other VOCs. Analysis by a certified laboratory.

Benzene and aromatic hydrocarbons are volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and indoor air pollutants in homes and offices.

Classified as a proven human carcinogen, indoor air contamination by benzene is of particular concern for the health of occupants.

The YOOTEST Benzene and Hydrocarbons analysis kit allows accurate measurement of indoor air pollution by benzene, aromatic VOCs and hydrocarbons.

You carry out the air sampling in the room you wish to analyze with a passive sensor for a full week.

You return your air sample with the prepaid envelope provided.

Our expert laboratory analyses your samples and produces a complete and comprehensible report including advice on how to improve the quality of your indoor air.

Two levels of analysis are proposed:


The ESSENTIAL level analysis focuses on the most hazardous chemicals that have been classified as high priority for health by international health authorities, including WHO, US EPA, ANSES and HEALTH CANADA.


The INTEGRAL level analysis includes all ESSENTIAL level chemicals as well as an extensive list of other common indoor air pollutants of health concern.

What are the pollutants sought in the Benzene and Hydrocarbons Test?

The complete list of VOCs tested is available here: YOOTEST Benzene & Hydrocarbons molecules

What are the benefits of using a YOOTEST Benzene and Hydrocarbons kit?

YOOTEST allows you to test the quality of your indoor air with great precision.

The selected pollutants are measured in the laboratory using state-of-the-art technology to ensure measurements below the international health reference values for the most dangerous air pollutants in indoor air.

  • Sampling is very simple to carry out and does not require technical or scientific expertise.
  • A step-by-step instruction manual describing the operations to be carried out to take your indoor air sample is provided with the unique identifier of your analytical test.
  • The prepaid return of the sample is included in your kit.
  • Your air sample is analyzed by a certified laboratory selected for its expertise in indoor air analysis.


Available within 10 working days, your analysis report:

  • Presents the concentration of each VOC analyzed expressed in µg/m3 (microgram per cubic meter of air). This is compared to the values of the main international standards and allows you to interpret the level of indoor air pollution.
  • Gives clear indications to identify the sources of the pollutants detected.
  • Proposes simple and effective solutions to improve the quality of your indoor air on a daily basis.
  • Presents the main technologies available to purify your indoor air.

What does the YOOTEST Benzene and Hydrocarbons kit include?

  • A step-by-step instruction manual describing the operations to be carried out to take your sample.
  • A passive sensor used to measure benzene and hydrocarbons in indoor air.
  • A sampling sheet on which are indicated the parameters necessary for the interpretation of the results in the laboratory (sampling location, dates and times of beginning and end of sampling, average temperature during sampling).
  •  A prepaid envelope for transporting your sample to the laboratory.
  • The analysis of your sample by a laboratory specialized in indoor air analysis.
  • A detailed and interpreted report with advice on how to improve the quality of your indoor environment.

How do you use your Benzene and Hydrocarbons test?

The measurement of aromatic VOCs in indoor air is carried out using a passive sensor including activated carbon, which allows these pollutants of particular health concern to be captured.

The sensor must be placed in the room to be analyzed for a period of 7 consecutive days.

At the end of these 7 days, the sensor is returned to the laboratory with the sampling sheet, using the prepaid envelope provided.

How many tests do I need?

It is recommended to use one test for a maximum area of 650 to 850 square feet (60 to 80 m2).

Children's bedrooms should be considered a priority for research and measurement of indoor air pollution by these chemicals.