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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Field Evaluation of Sampling and Analysis for Organic Pollutants in Indoor Air.
Author Chuang, J. C. ; Mack, G. A. ; Stockrahm, J. W. ; Hannan, S. W. ; Bridges, C. ;
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Div., OH.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA-68-02-4127; EPA/600/4-88/028;
Stock Number PB88-242565
Additional Subjects Sampling ; Ohio ; Aromatic hydrocarbons ; Field tests ; Nicotine ; Exposure ; Toxicity ; Indoor air pollution ; Organic solvents ; Air samplers ; Residential buildings
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-242565 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 12/29/1988
Collation 182p
The objectives of the study were to determine the feasibility of the use of newly developed indoor air samplers in residential indoor air sampling and to evaluate methodology for characterization of the concentrations of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), PAH derivatives, and nicotine in residential air. Residential air sampling was conducted in Columbus, Ohio during the winter of 1986/87. The PAH derivatives were found at much lower levels than their parent PAH. Higher average indoor levels of all but three target compounds were found compared to outdoor levels. The higher outdoor levels of these three compounds (naphthalene dicarboxylic acid anhydride, pyrene dicarboxylic acid anhydride, and 2-nitrofluoranthene) are probably due to atmospheric transformation. Cigarette smoking was identified as the most significant contributor to indoor levels of PAH and PAH derivatives. Homes with gas heating systems appeared to have higher pollutant levels compared to homes with electric heating systems.