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Main Title Passive/Diffusive Samplers for Pesticides in Residential Indoor Air.
Author Lewis, R. G. ; Fortune, C. R. ; Blanchard, F. T. ; Ellensen, W. D. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. ;ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher 2001
Year Published 2001
Report Number EPA/600/A-02-080;
Stock Number PB2002-107523
Additional Subjects Indoor air ; Pesticides ; Estimates ; Air pollution sampling ; Sampling ; Passive sampling devices ; Semivolatile organic compounds ; Diffusion-controlled passive sampling devices
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NTIS  PB2002-107523 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 10/23/2002
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Pesticides applied indoors vaporize from treated surfaces (e.g., carpets and baseboards) resulting in elevated air concentrations that may persist for long periods after applications. Estimating long-term respiratory exposures to pesticide vapors in residential indoor environments using active (pump-based) sampling systems has been costly and burdensome on occupants. Diffusion-controlled passive sampling devices (PSDs), which do not require a noisy pump and can be situated unobtrusively within the home, would offer distinct advantages. The U.S. EPA is investigating the applicability of diffusive PSDs, semipermeable membrane devices (SPMDs), solid-phase microextraction (SPME), and other gas-sorbent partitioning samplers for estimating sermivolatile organic compound (SVOC) pesticides in homes. This paper presents the results of the initial evaluations of two diffusion-controlled PSDs for determination of three pesticides in room air.