Even though many airborne contaminants within a laboratory can be removed using high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration. This method alone will not remove VOCs.
Even though an IVF laboratory may on the surface be clinically sterile it could
still be contaminated by VOCs, coming from either sources within the
laboratory, neighbouring rooms or even the surrounding area. There are
many different VOCs that can be found in an IVF lab, including formaldehyde,
isopropanol, hydrocarbons such as xylene, and refrigerant components.
Download our guide 'Reducing Volatile Organic Compounds within IVF laboratories' to find out more about the potential risk factors that VOCs can hold in these certain types of laboratories.