Journal article

Predictors of Indoor Air Concentrations in Smoking and Non-Smoking Residences

Marie-Eve Heroux, Nina Clark, Keith Van Ryswyk, Ranjeeta Mallick, Nicolas L Gilbert, Ian Harrison, Kathleen Rispler, Daniel Wang, Angelos Anastassopoulos, Mireille Guay, Morgan MacNeill, Amanda J Wheeler

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH | MDPI | Published : 2010

Abstract

Indoor concentrations of air pollutants (benzene, toluene, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, acrolein, nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter, elemental carbon and ozone) were measured in residences in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Data were collected in 106 homes in winter and 111 homes in summer of 2007, with 71 homes participating in both seasons. In addition, data for relative humidity, temperature, air exchange rates, housing characteristics and occupants' activities during sampling were collected. Multiple linear regression analysis was used to construct season-specific models for the air pollutants. Where smoking was a major contributor to indoor concentrations, separate models were construct..

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