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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Chemical Contaminants in House Dust: Occurrences and Sources.
Author Roberts, J. W. ; Budd, W. T. ; Chuang, J. ; Lewis, R. G. ;
CORP Author Battelle, Columbus, OH. ;Environmetrics, Seattle, WA. ;Engineering Plus, Seattle, WA. ;Envirometrics, Inc., Seattle, WA.;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-93/215;
Stock Number PB93-228542
Additional Subjects Dust ; Houses ; Pollution detection ; Soils ; Lead(Metal) ; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ; Pesticides ; Carpets ; Floors ; Exposure ; Sampling ; Environmental monitoring ; Reprints ; Indoor environments
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-228542 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/22/1993
Collation 8p
Pesticides, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), lead (Pb), and other metals accumulate in home soil and house dust. Exposure of infants and toddlers to Pb by dust may be greater than other pathways. Many pollutants found in carpet dust are protected from degradation and accumulate over time. Greater numbers of pesticides are found in house dust than in indoor air. Pb and PAH concentrations appear to be magnified in house dust when compared with midyard and walkway soil samples. Studies using methods developed by the U.S. EPA show evidence of track-in and/or carry-in of Pb, PAHs and pesticides on clothes. Preliminary results of an eight-home study report PAHs inhouse dust at 1 to 100 ppm and suggest track-in as a major source of PAHs in house dust.