CEN/TS 16516:2013

Construction products - Assessment of release of dangerous substances - Determination of emissions into indoor air

Publication date:   Nov 20, 2013

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Oct 4, 2017


CEN/TC 351 Construction Products - Assessment of release of dangerous substances

Technical Specification

13.040.20   Ambient atmospheres | 91.100.01   Construction materials in general



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This Technical Specification specifies a horizontal reference method for the determination of emissions of regulated dangerous substances from construction products into indoor air. This method is applicable to volatile organic compounds, semi-volatile organic compounds, and volatile aldehydes. It is based on the use of a test chamber and subsequent analysis of the organic compounds by GC-MS or HPLC.
NOTE 1 Supplemental information is given on indirect test methods (Annex B) and on measuring very volatile organic compounds (see informative Annex C).
NOTE 2 This Technical Specification describes the overall procedure and makes use of existing standards mainly by normative reference, complemented when necessary with additional or modified normative requirements.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Construction products


Regulation (eu) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 march 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing council directive 89/106/eec

Life cycle


CEN/TS 16516:2013
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Oct 4, 2017