Consumer Products Test Methods

This page last reviewed December 2, 2011

ARB Method 310 applies to the determination of the percent of weight of volatile organic compounds (VOC) in consumer products, antiperspirant and deodorant products, and aerosol coatings products, as defined in Title 17, California Code of Regulations, Sections 94500 et. seq. The method determines the VOC content in a product and the presence of any compounds prohibited by ARB regulations ("prohibited compounds"). Components of the product that do not meet the definition of a VOC or are exempted by ARB regulations for a specific product category ("exempt compounds") are subtracted from the total volatile material to determine the final VOC content for the product.
We have included our Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) which ARB staff use to implement Method 310. Mention of any trade name or commercial product in Method 310 or the SOPs does not constitute endorsement or recommendation of this product by the Air Resources Board. 


If you have any questions or comments in this subject area, please contact Russell Grace at (916) 322-2496.  To obtain a hard copy of Method 310 or related SOPs, please call (916) 445-3743. 


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