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Main Title Odor and irritation effects of a volatile organic compound mixture /
Author Hudnell, H. Ken. ; Otto, O. D. ; Mohave, L. ; House, D. E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Otto, David A.
House, Dennis E.
Molhave, Lars.
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Inhalation Toxicology Div. ;Aarhus Univ. (Denmark). Inst. for Miljoe- og Arbejdsmedicin.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Health Effects Research Laboratory ; Reproduced by National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/D-90/127
Stock Number PB90-263310
Additional Subjects Odors ; Olfactory nerve ; Exposure ; Questionnaires ; Reprints ; Volatile organic compounds ; Indoor air pollution ; Irritants ; Trigeminal nerve
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-263310 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 7 pages ; 28 cm
Human exposure to volatile organic compounds elicits a variety of symptoms, many of which are thought to be mediated by the olfactory and trigeminal systems. The report describes evidence indicating that perceived odor intensity diminishes during prolonged exposure, whereas irritation of the eyes and throat reaches an asymptotic level. Both odor and irritation appear to influence the assessment of air quality. Results of the study will be used in designing future indoor air studies related to sick building syndrome.
"Presented at the Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Toronto, Canada, 7/29-8/3, 1990." "PB90-263310." "EPA/600/D-90/127." Microfiche.