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Main Title Resuspension and tracking of particulate matter from carpet due to human activity {electronic resource} /
Author J. THORNBURG
CORP Author RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC.; Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Homeland Security Research Center.
Publisher Decontamination and consequence Management Division, National Homeland Security Research Center, United States Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2007
Report Number EPA/600/R-07/131
Stock Number PB2008-108873
OCLC Number 213436074
Subjects Dust--Analysis ; Particles--Environmental aspects ; Indoor air pollution--Research
Additional Subjects Indoor air pollution ; Particulates ; Carpets ; Adults ; Children ; Residential buildings ; Floors ; Health risks ; Inhalation ; Dermal exposure ; Metals ; Pesticides ; Anthrax ; Ricin ; Dusts ; Residues ; Resuspension ; Tracking ; Emission factors ; Remedial action ; Cleaning
Internet Access
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http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=P1005V2Y.PDF
http://www.epa.gov/NHSRC/pubs/reportCarpetMatter012308.pdf
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NTIS  PB2008-108873 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 10/16/2009
Edition Final report.
Collation {88} p. : digital, PDF file
Abstract
Each day adults and children are exposed to particulate matter (PM) from the flooring and other horizontal surfaces in their homes and offices. Potential health risks from inhalation and dermal exposure to this particulate matter exist. This particulate matter can include metals, pesticides, or terrorist-based materials such as anthrax, ricin or radiologics. The PM found on flooring stems primarily from dusts tracked in on shoes and ambient particle penetration from outside that deposits on the flooring and other horizontal surfaces. Once indoors, PM translocates throughout the residence. The major mechanisms of translocation are hypothesized to be resuspension and tracking, but the relative importance of these mechanisms is unknown. The goal of this research was to begin developing a fundamental understanding of generic PM movement within a residence. This project provided resuspension and tracking data to define the approach and scope of future research to determine primary routes of PM translocation within buildings. The resuspension research measured the magnitude of resuspended PM vertical and lateral concentration gradients within a room, confirmed that PM emission factors calculated from medium pile carpet agreed with laboratory-generated values, and determined whether residential vacuum cleaners were an effective remediation technique.
Notes
"EPA/600/R-07/131" "November 2007." Title from title screen (viewed on March 12, 2008).
Contents Notes
Each day adults and children are exposed to particulate matter (PM) from the flooring and other horizontal surfaces in their homes and offices. Potential health risks from inhalation and dermal exposure to this particulate matter exist. This particulate matter can include metals, pesticides, or terrorist-based materials such as anthrax, ricin or radiologics. The PM found on flooring stems primarily from dusts tracked in on shoes and ambient particle penetration from outside that deposits on the flooring and other horizontal surfaces. Once indoors, PM translocates throughout the residence. The major mechanisms of translocation are hypothesized to be resuspension and tracking, but the relative importance of these mechanisms is unknown. The goal of this research was to begin developing a fundamental understanding of generic PM movement within a residence. This project provided resuspension and tracking data to define the approach and scope of future research to determine primary routes of PM translocation within buildings.