A review of the volatiles from the healthy human body

  title={A review of the volatiles from the healthy human body},
  author={Ben P J de Lacy Costello and Anton Amann and Huda Al-Kateb and Cheryl Flynn and Wojciech Filipiak and Tanzeela Khalid and D N Osborne and Norman Ratcliffe},
  journal={Journal of Breath Research},
A compendium of all the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emanating from the human body (the volatolome) is for the first time reported. 1840 VOCs have been assigned from breath (872), saliva (359), blood (154), milk (256), skin secretions (532) urine (279), and faeces (381) in apparently healthy individuals. Compounds were assigned CAS registry numbers and named according to a common convention where possible. The compounds have been grouped into tables according to their chemical class or… 

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