Residents in neighborhoods near a service station and/or major roadway would be expected to be exposed to elevated ambient volatile organic compound (VOC) levels compared to those further away from such source (s).
We confirmed this and examined whether the anticipated high outdoor levels near a service station and/or major roadway outweighed the indoor levels as a factor for the exposure of nearby residents.
Unlike the outdoor air concentrations, neither the indoor air nor breath concentrations were different for the two residential zones tested.
The outdoor concentrations were higher during the daytime than at night, however, the indoor air and breath concentrations showed no difference between the two periods.
The elevated outdoor levels nearby service stations were not identified as a major contributor to the exposure of housewives living in close proximity.
Instead, it appeared that the indoor air levels were the major contributor to housewives'exposure in both residential zones.
This was further supported by the finding that the indoor levels were actually higher than the outdoor levels, and that there was a significant correlation between the indoor and breath levels.
Mots-clés Pascal : Corée, Asie, Trafic routier, Station service, Inconvénient voisinage, Logement habitation, Pollution intérieur, Pollution air, Qualité air, Composé organique volatil, Composé aromatique, Benzène, Toluène, Benzène(éthyl), m-Xylène, o-Xylène, p-Xylène, Teneur, Teneur air ambiant, Exposition, Femme, Homme, Air inspiré, Source pollution
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Korea, Asia, Road traffic, Service station, Neighbourhood inconvenience, Housing, Indoor pollution, Air pollution, Air quality, Volatile organic compound, Aromatic compound, Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, m-Xylene, o-Xylene, p-Xylene, Content, Ambient air concentration, Exposure, Woman, Human, Inhaled air, Pollution source
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0269815
Code Inist : 001D16C06. Création : 16/11/1999.