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Main Title Methodology for Determination of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Other Semivolatile Organic Compounds in House Dust.
Author Chuang, J. C. ; Callahan, P. J. ; Gordon, S. M. ; Wilson, N. K. ; Lewis, R. G. ;
CORP Author Battelle, Columbus, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Publisher 1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA-68-D0-0007; EPA/600/A-93/129;
Stock Number PB93-204105
Additional Subjects Indoor air pollution ; Dust ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Air pollution sampling ; Isotopic markers ; Nicotine ; Smoke ; Particulates ; Environmental exposure pathway ; Field tests ; Semivolatile organic compounds ; Continine ; Solanesol ; Smokers ; Environmental tobacco smoke
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-204105 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 8p
A small field study was conducted to evaluate the role of smokers in the house on the levels of PAH, cotinine, and nicotine present in house dust. Samples were collected from eight houses, using the High Volume Small Surface Sampler (HVS3) to collect carpet-embedded dust from designated areas in the carpet in either the living room or family room of each house. After collection, the dust samples were separated into fine (150 micrometers) and coarse fractions. Most of the dust loading (69-85 percent) was found to be distributed in the fine fraction. The fine dust samples were analyzed for PAH, nicotine, and cotinine.