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Main Title Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Indoor Air.
Author MacLeod, Kathryn E. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Environmental Toxicology Div.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-600/J-81-511;
Stock Number PB82-154931
Additional Subjects Gas analysis ; Air pollution ; Chemical analysis ; Sources ; Concentration(Composition) ; Polyurethane resins ; Foam ; Absorbers(Materials) ; Reprints ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Indoor air pollution
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-154931 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 5p
Abstract Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have been recognized as environmental contaminants since the mid-1960s. Until recently, however, little work has been done on identifying levels of PCBs in the indoor air. This paper describes a method for the analysis of PCBs utilizing low-volume indoor air sampling. The method uses polyurethane foam as a collector and has a limit of detection of about 0.01 micrograms/cu m. This study shows that indoor air whether in commercial, industrial, or residential buildings, contains levels of PCBs at least 1 order of magnitude higher than outdoor levels. Defective fluorescent light ballasts are also shown to emit PCBs and to be an important source of indoor atmospheric contamination.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Environmental Sciences and Technology 15(8), p926-928 Aug 81.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Indoor Air.
PUB Date Free Form 4 May 81
Category Codes 7D; 68A; 99A
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
Primary Description 600/11
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 323810658
Origin NTIS
Type CAT