Indoor Emissions as a Source of Outdoor Pollution

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Abstract

A number of halogenated semivolatile organic compounds (HSVOCs) are used widely as flame retardants and stainproofing additives in consumer articles such as electronics and soft furnishings. This chapter reviews the evidence that such widespread application leads to considerable indoor contamination that constitutes a substantial source of HSVOCs in outdoor air. Moreover, owing to the persistence and bioaccumulative nature of some HSVOCs, it is hypothesized that indoor contamination also exerts an influence on future human dietary exposure.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIssues in Environmental Science and Technology
EditorsRonald E. Hester, Roy M. Harrison
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Publication series

NameIssues in Environmental Science and Technology
Number48
Volume2019-January
ISSN (Print)1350-7583
ISSN (Electronic)1465-1874

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