Berkeley Analytical

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Berkeley Analytical

Berkeley Analytical are internationally recognised as experts in organic chemical analysis, an area of increasing concern to those suffering from asthma and/or allergies

Berkeley Analytical is an environmental chemistry laboratory specializing in the comprehensive analysis of organic chemicals emitted by and contained in building products, finishes, furniture, and consumer products. Founded in 1989, Berkeley Analytical is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area in Richmond CA.

Berkeley Analytical offers an extensive array of analytical and testing services to support compliance with product certification programs, high performance building rating standards, and government regulations. Its services include VOC emission testing of interior building products and furniture, formaldehyde testing of composite woods for CARB ATCM, testing of synthetic materials for phthalate esters and other chemicals for CA Proposition 65 and the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, and analysis of indoor air quality samples. Berkeley Analytical’s, trademarked “ClearChem” program facilitates its customers’ creation of transparent, self-declared product claims for LEED v4 low-emitting materials credit. Its customers, wide-ranging in size and scope, include international and national manufacturers of building products, flooring, paints and coatings, thermal insulation, office furniture, toys, tools and textiles; industry trade associations; and governmental agencies.

Berkeley Analytical’s state-of-art laboratory facilities include a large number of small-scale environmental chambers and multiple room-sized chambers for VOC emission testing. The Company maintains an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited quality management system with many important VOC emission testing and chemical analysis standard methods in the scope of its accreditation. Berkeley Analytical operates under the management of Raja Tannous and Alfred Hodgson. Both co-founders have backgrounds as scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, have many years of commercial laboratory experience, and have helped to lead the development of the indoor environmental quality industry through their participation in standards committees, work groups and through research and publications. For information visit