Flame Retardants Test

190 €

Indoor air quality diagnosis. Measures indoor air pollution by PCBs, PBDEs, organochlorines and organophosphates. Analysis by a certified laboratory.

Flame retardants are added to many objects in our daily lives, such as upholstery foam, fabrics (curtains, drapes ...), carpets, plastic materials, including those made of recycled plastic.

These organochlorinated (PCB), organobrominated (PBDE, TBBA) and organophosphorus (TBP, TPP) molecules contaminate the indoor environment of homes and offices.

These chemical substances act on the proper functioning of the nervous system and are endocrine disruptors that have an impact on health from very low doses of exposure.

The YOOTEST Flame Retardant analysis test allows the precise measurement of indoor air pollution by these toxic molecules.

You take a dust sample in the room you wish to analyze with your domestic vacuum cleaner equipped with a filter provided.

You return your dust sample with the prepaid envelope provided.

Our expert laboratory analyses your sample 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 are classified as high priority for health by international health authorities, including WHO, US EPA, ANSES and HEALTH CANADA.



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

What are the pollutants searched for in the Flame Retardant Test?

The complete list of flame retardants searched for is available here: YOOTEST Flame retardant molecules

What are the benefits of using a YOOTEST Flame Retardant kit?

YOOTEST allows you to test the quality of your indoor air with great accuracy. 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.
  • Your dust sample is analyzed by a certified laboratory selected for its expertise in the analysis of flame retardants in dust.
  • The international prepaid return of the sample is included in your kit.

Available within 10 working days, your analysis report:

  • Presents the concentration of each VOC analyzed expressed in ng/m3 (nanogram of flame retardant per gram of dust). This is compared to the values of the main international standards and allows you to interpret the level of indoor air pollution.
  • 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 Flame Retardant Kit include?

  • A step-by-step instruction manual describing the operations to be carried out to take your sample.
  • A vacuum cleaner nozzle equipped with a filter to collect the dust sample.
  • A sampling sheet indicating the parameters necessary for the interpretation of the results in the laboratory (sampling location, sampling dates and times, etc...).
  • A prepaid envelope for transporting your dust sample to the laboratory.
  • The analysis of your sample by a laboratory specialized in the analysis of flame retardants in dust.
  • A detailed and interpreted report with advice on how to improve the quality of your indoor environment.

How to use your Flame Retardant Test?

The contamination of the indoor environment by flame retardants is assessed by measuring them in a dust sample taken from the selected room.

The sampling device included in the YOOTEST Flame Retardant test consists of a nozzle to be attached to the hose of your vacuum cleaner.

Once the sampling is completed, the filter is returned to the laboratory with the sampling plug and using the included prepaid envelope.

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 as children are much more sensitive to the effects of plasticisers.