||Methodology for Determination of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Other Semivolatile Organic Compounds in House Dust.
Chuang, J. C. ;
Callahan, P. J. ;
Gordon, S. M. ;
Wilson, N. K. ;
Lewis, R. G. ;
||Battelle, Columbus, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Indoor air pollution ;
Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ;
Air pollution sampling ;
Isotopic markers ;
Environmental exposure pathway ;
Field tests ;
Semivolatile organic compounds ;
Environmental tobacco smoke
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A small field study was conducted to evaluate the role of smokers in the house on the levels of PAH, cotinine, and nicotine present in house dust. Samples were collected from eight houses, using the High Volume Small Surface Sampler (HVS3) to collect carpet-embedded dust from designated areas in the carpet in either the living room or family room of each house. After collection, the dust samples were separated into fine (150 micrometers) and coarse fractions. Most of the dust loading (69-85 percent) was found to be distributed in the fine fraction. The fine dust samples were analyzed for PAH, nicotine, and cotinine.