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Main Title Real-Time Monitoring of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Respirable Suspended Particles from Environmental Tobacco Smoke in a Home.
Author Ott, W. ; Wilson, N. K. ; Klepeis, N. ; Switzer, P. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab. ;Stanford Univ., CA. Dept. of Statistics.
Publisher 1994
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/600/A-94/169;
Stock Number PB94-209756
Additional Subjects Indoor air pollution ; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ; Tobacco smoke ; Air pollution monitoring ; Aerosols ; Particulates ; Real time systems ; Mathematical models ; Charged particle detection ; Field tests ; Environmental exposure ; Concentration(Composition) ; Measuring instruments ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-209756 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Real-time measurement of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) on fine particles was evaluated in a home with environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) as a source. Respirable suspended particles (RSP) were also monitored. Comparison of PAH and RSP concentrations from these experiments suggests: (1) the PAH concentrations for the two types of cigarettes--a regular Marlboro filter cigarette and a University of Kentucky reference cigarette No. 2R1--were similar, but the RSP concentrations were different; (2) concentrations from the real-time PAH monitor were linearly related to RSP concentrations; (3) the slopes of the regression lines between PAH and RSP differed for the two types of cigarettes. The real-time PAH monitor appears to be a useful tool for evaluating mathematical models to predict the concentration time series in indoor microenvironments.