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|Main Title||Pilot Study of Sampling and Analysis for Polynuclear Aromatic Compounds in Indoor Air.|
|Author||Chuang, J. C. ; Mack, G. A. ; Koetz, J. R. ; Petersen., B. A. ;|
|CORP Author||Battelle Columbus Div., OH.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.|
|Report Number||EPA-68-02-3487; EPA/600/4-86/036;|
|Additional Subjects||Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Chemical analysis ; Concentration(Composition) ; Residential buildings ; Sources ; Tables(Data) ; Quinolines ; Toxic substances ; Indoor air pollution ; Air pollution sampling ; Particulates ; Cigarette smoking ; Wood burning appliances ; Air quality ; Nitrofluoanthene|
The report presents the results of a nine-home indoor air study that the authors performed in Columbus, Ohio in the winter of 1984. The main objective of the study was the field evaluation of sampling and analysis methodology. However, several additional results of the study are interesting and useful, including the finding of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) at levels from 0.000 to 143 ng/cu m in residences, strong correlations of these levels with smoking by occupants, little influence of fireplace use on the PAH levels, the identification of quinoline as a potential marker for cigarette smoking, and measurement of 2- and 3-nitrofluoranthene, which are potent mutagens, at significant levels from 0.000 to 0.185 ng/cu m, also correlated with smoking.