In the vicinity of cultural heritage objects, materials can be used that emit corrosive volatile compounds. The so-called Oddy Test is an accelerated degradation test used to determine their impact. It works by enclosing metal coupons into a reaction vessel together with the material under investigation. Based on the resulting corrosion of the metal coupons, we can assess whether the tested material is suitable for usage in the proximity of cultural heritage objects. In my thesis, I reviewed the development of the method over the past 25 years and critically assessed the test parameters with the aim to optimise the test.