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Main Title Volatile Organic Compounds in 600 U.S. Homes: Major Sources of Personal Exposure.
Author Wallace, L.; Clayton, C. A.;
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Acid Deposition, Environmental Monitoring, and Quality Assurance.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA-68-02-3679; EPA/600/D-87/155;
Stock Number PB87-188116
Subjects Air pollution; Exposure; Houses; Concentration(Composition); Benzene; Styrene; Octane; Chloroform; Sources; Indoor air pollution; Volatile organic compounds; Toxic substances; Benzene/dichloro; Pollutants; Ethylene/tetrachloro
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Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
NTIS PB87-188116 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
Collation 9p
Abstract The USEPA carried out the Total Exposure Assessment Methodology (TEAM) Study (1980-85) on 600 subjects in five cities representing a total population of more than 700,000 persons. Personal exposures to all prevalent target compounds exceeded outdoor concentrations. Major sources were smoking (benzene, styrene, xylenes, and octane); using hot water (chloroform); wearing dry-cleaned clothes (tetrachloroethylene); and using moth crystals or room air deodorants (para-dichlorobenzene). Eleven of 14 occupations also showed elevated exposures to one or more chemicals (particularly aromatics). Auto related activities (lengthy commuting, filling gas tanks) were associated with increased exposures to several aromatics. Breath concentrations were significantly associated with personal air exposures but not with outdoor concentrations. Residence in major chemical manufacturing and petroleum refining areas did not significantly affect personal exposures.
Supplementary Notes Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Acid Deposition, Environmental Monitoring, and Quality Assurance.
PUB Date Free Form May 87
Category Codes 68A#; 57U
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
Primary Description 600/19
Document Type NT
Control Number 721921427
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Origin NTIS
Type CAT