This study reports commuters'exposures to CO in the Greater Athens Region (GAR) and identifies factors affecting the variation in the CO concentrations they encountered in both indoor and outdoor microenvironments.
Personal CO exposures of commuters were measured by personal exposure monitors (PEMs) during the winter and spring months of 1992-1993.
The results of this study indicated that different activities and microenvironments (indoors, outdoors, and during commuting) affect individuals'exposure rates.
In general, higher CO concentration levels were found while commuting than the CO levels at home or the office.
Commuting by private car, walking on a city centre pavement, and smoke-filled environments were also found to be important factors influencing CO exposure.
Concentrations experienced by commuters in offices, during commuting, and during their whole sampling day did not correlate with the simultaneous readings observed at the nearest fixed-site monitoring station.
Mots-clés Pascal : Carbone monoxyde, Pollution air, Intérieur, Extérieur, Exposition, Homme, Grèce, Europe, Milieu urbain, Trajet domicile travail, Zone suburbaine, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Carbon monoxide, Air pollution, Inner, Outer, Exposure, Human, Greece, Europe, Urban environment, Travel to work, Suburban zone, Epidemiology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0520413
Code Inist : 002B03M02. Création : 23/03/1999.