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Main Title Evaluation of Field Methods for Estimating Exposure of Children in Low-Income Families to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons.
Author Wilson, N. K. ; Chuang, J. C. ; Lyu, C. ;
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Div., OH. ;Survey Research Associates, Durham, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Exposure Research Lab.
Publisher 1996
Year Published 1996
Report Number EPA-R-822073; EPA/600/A-96/086;
Stock Number PB97-122741
Additional Subjects Children ; Toxic substances ; Health hazards ; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ; Exposure ; Low income groups ; Families ; Estimates ; Public health ; Diets ; Indoor air pollution ;
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NTIS  PB97-122741 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Children in low-income families may have higher exposures to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and related compounds than children in higher-income families. These higher exposures could result from the location of their homes, nearer to industrial sites and traffic; from poorer diet; from environmental tobacco smoke; or other causes. The study was designed to evaluate methods and estimate the range of total exposures of low-income children to PAH through various pathways. Nonsmoking participants with preschool children, incomes at or below the official US poverty level, and space heating in their homes were recruited. The PAH concentrations were measured in the household indoor and outdoor air, house dust, and yard soil, and in the diet of both an adult and a preschool child living in the home. An initial study in two homes and an additional study of nine homes, four urban and five rural, during the heating season were completed. The problems and successes encountered in the recruitment process and selected results of the heating season measurements are summarized in the paper.