Journal article

Predicting personal exposure of Windsor, Ontario residents to volatile organic compounds using indoor measurements and survey data

Corinne Stocco, Morgan MacNeill, Daniel Wang, Xiaohong Xu, Mireille Guay, Jeff Brook, Amanda J Wheeler

ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

As part of a multi-year personal exposure monitoring campaign, we collected personal, indoor, and outdoor levels of 188 volatile organic compounds (VOCs). In 2005, data were obtained for 48 non-smoking adults from Windsor, Ontario in order to assess their exposure to VOCs based on their daily routines and characteristics of their homes. During the 8-week winter and summer sampling sessions, five repeated 24-h measurements were obtained for each home. This paper focuses on the analysis of 18 VOCs: 11 have been declared toxic as defined under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, [1999. Statutes of Canada. Act assented to September 14, 1999. Ottawa: Queen's Printer. Available at Canada Ga..

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