||Field Methods Evaluation for Estimating Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Exposure: Children in Low-Income Families That Include Smokers.
Chuang, J. C. ;
Callahan, P. J. ;
Lyu, C. ;
||Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, OH. ;Survey Research Associates, Durham, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Exposure Research Lab.
||EPA-68-D4-0023; E0608 ;E0609; EPA/600/R-97/029;
Environmental exposure pathway ;
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ;
Low income groups ;
Urban areas ;
Rural areas ;
Environmental monitoring ;
Environmental surveys ;
Indoor air pollution ;
Ambient air quality ;
Soil contamination ;
Oral intake ;
Skin absorption ;
Ecological concentration ;
Health hazards ;
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||The study objective was to evaluate field methods for measuring the exposure to PAH of children in low-income families who live in homes occupied by smokers. Measurements of total exposure to PAH were done in four households. The households were selected based on low income, a child of preschool age who is toilet-trained and who spends most of his/her time at home, and at least one adult smoker. Two households were located in downtown Durham, NC near heavy traffic, and two were located in rural areas at Zebulon and Holly Springs, NC away from heavy traffic. Multimedia samples collected were: indoor and outdoor air, house and entryway dust, pathway soil, food and urine.
||Prepared in cooperation with Survey Research Associates, Durham, NC. Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Exposure Research Lab.
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