Deleterious substances are often found in materials and objects such as dry walls, thermostatic switches, and paint.

Deleterious substances generally feared in the building industry are acrylonitrile, arsenic, asbestos, benzene, coke oven emissions, ethylene oxide, isocyanates, lead, mercury, silica, vinyl chloride, formaldehyde emanations from UFFI, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), volatile organic compounds (VOC), spores/molds, and radon.

In the residential sector, the most common are asbestos (insulation and dry walls), mercury (in thermostatic switches, tube lighting), lead (paint and plumbing welding), silica (mortars, plaster and stone), urea formaldehyde insulating foam (thermal insulation), radon (ambient air), spores and mildew (ambient air).

SOLROC Group has the expertise to assist clients in the identification and disposal of all these materials.

Old transformer containing PCB
© Sturmovik - CC BY-SA 3.0