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RECORD NUMBER: 273 OF 630
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Increases in Levels of Breathable Fine Particulates Due to the Application of Carpet Fresheners in a Suburban Home.|
|Author||Steiber, R. S. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Risk Management Research Lab.|
|Additional Subjects||Residential buildings ; Carpets ; Fines ; Particulates ; Indoor air pollution ; Ecological concentration ; Particle size ; Vacuum systems ; Air pollution control ; Airborne particles ; Deodorizers|
The paper gives results of a study in which two carpet fresheners were applied to the carpet of a suburban home. Data are presented on increases in background concentrations of breathable fine particulates 1.0 micrometer in diameter and smaller, both before and after vacumming. Information on particulate buildup due to periodic reapplications is also presented, and the buildup patterns are tracked over a period of months. The data show that there is a measurable increase in breathable fines after each application, but that the increase is transitory, lasting from 24 to 48 hours.