Levels and Sources of Personal Inhalation Exposure to Volatile Organic Compounds

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Personal exposures to VOCs of 12 urban dwellers were measured directly via personal monitoring and indirectly via static monitoring combined with personal activity diaries. Over 5-10 days, day-to-day variations in personal exposures of individuals were substantial, with statistically significant (p1 for most VOCs, with the maximum (3.85) occurring for 1,3-butadiene. Exposure in the home contributed 50-80% of overall individual exposure to 1,3-butadiene and benzene. For most VOCs, while absolute values of direct and indirect exposure estimates were significantly different (p


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5405-5410
Number of pages6
JournalEnvironmental Science and Technology
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002