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Main Title Indoor, Outdoor, and Personal Air Exposures to Particles, Elements, and Nicotine for 178 Residents of Riverside, California.
Author Wallace, L. A. ; Oezkaynak, H. ; Spendler, J. D. ; Pellizzari, E. D. ; Jenkins, P. ;
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA. ;California State Air Resources Board, Sacramento.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Publisher Jul 93
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA-68-02-4544; EPA/600/A-93/144;
Stock Number PB93-212330
Additional Subjects Indoor air pollution ; Ambient air quality ; Air pollution monitoring ; Air pollution sources ; Exposure ; Dust ; Nicotine ; Particles ; Chemical elements ; Riverside(California) ; Personal monitors
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Personal, indoor, and outdoor concentrations of inhalable particles and 15 elements were measured for a probability sample of 178 persons representing 139,000 nonsmoking residents of Riverside, California. Newly designed personal monitors were employed. Personal exposures often exceeded concurrent indoor and outdoor concentrations, both for particles and for 14 of 15 associated elements. The increase appears to be due to personal activities such as dusting, vacuuming, cooking, and sharing a home with a smoker. This suggests that reduction of dust levels in the home could decrease exposure to airborne particles.