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Main Title Gasoline-Contaminated Ground Water as a Source of Residential Benzene Exposure: A Case Study.
Author Lindstrom, A. B. ; Highsmith, V. R. ; Buckley, T. J. ; Pate, W. J. ; Michael, L. C. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab. ;North Carolina Dept. of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Raleigh. ;Research Triangle Inst., Durham, NC.
Publisher c1994
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/356;
Stock Number PB94-209624
Additional Subjects Indoor air pollution ; Benzene ; Residential buildings ; Risk assessment ; Case studies ; Gasoline ; Water pollution ; Ground water ; Air pollution sampling ; Environmental exposure ; Reprints ;
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NTIS  PB94-209624 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 11/11/1994
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Abstract
In a private residence using gasoline-contaminated ground water (approximately 300 micrograms/l benzene), a series of experiments were performed to assess the potential benzene exposures that may occur in the shower stall, bathroom, master bedroom, and living room as a result of a single 20-min shower. Integrated fixed site SUMMA(Trademark)-polished canister and Tenax GC(Patented) air samples were collected in the target microenvironments over 20, 60, and 240 min periods. Inhalation exposures in the shower stall during the 20-min shower were 2.1 - 4.9 times higher than corresponding 20-min bathroom exposures. The results indicate that domestic use of gasoline-contaminated water can produce relatively high benzene exposures that vary significantly according to an individual's proximity to the water use zone.