Kanawha County, West Virginia, is one of the largest chemical manufacturing centers in the United States.
In 1988, a survey of respiratory and irritant symptoms was administered to all third grade to fifth grade children attending 74 elementary schools in Kanawha County, and concentrations of 15 volatile organic compounds were measured at each school.
Exposures were characterized by school location, by the sum of the concentrations of five petroleum-related compounds, and by the sum of the concentrations of 10 compounds more specific to industrial processes.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pollution air, Toxicité, Irritation, Composé organique, Composé volatil, Enfant, Homme, Age scolaire, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Inhalation, Teneur air ambiant, Epidémiologie, Virginie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Zone industrielle, Industrie chimique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Air pollution, Toxicity, Irritation, Organic compounds, Volatile compound, Child, Human, School age, Respiratory disease, Inhalation, Ambient air concentration, Epidemiology, Virginia, United States, North America, America, Industrial area, Chemical industry
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Cote : 93-0588242
Code Inist : 002B03M02. Création : 199406.