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Chloroform in indoor swimming-pool air: monitoring and modeling coupled with the effects of environmental conditions and occupant activities.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19577784     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Human exposure to chloroform in indoor swimming pools has been recognized as a potential health concern. Although environmental monitoring is a useful technique to investigate chloroform concentrations in indoor swimming-pool air, in practice, the interpretations of measured data would inevitably run into difficulties due to the complex interactions among the numerous variables, including environmental conditions and occupant activities. Considering of the relevant variables of environmental conditions and occupant activities, a mathematical model was first proposed to predict the chloroform concentration in indoor swimming-pool air. The developed model provides a straightforward, conceptually simple way to predict the indoor air chloroform concentration by calculating the mass flux, J, and the Péclet number, Pe, and by using a heuristic value of the indoor airflow recycle ratio, R. The good agreement between model simulation and measured data demonstrates the feasibility of using the presented model for indoor air quality management, operational guidelines and health-related risk assessment.
Authors:
H T Hsu; M J Chen; C H Lin; W S Chou; J H Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-05-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Water research     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1879-2448     ISO Abbreviation:  Water Res.     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-28     Completed Date:  2009-08-07     Revised Date:  2009-08-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0105072     Medline TA:  Water Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3693-704     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Health Risk Management, China Medical University, No. 91 Hsueh-Shih Rd., Taichung, Taiwan. hthsu@mail.cmu.edu.tw
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Air Pollutants / analysis*
Chloroform / analysis*
Environmental Monitoring / methods*
Humans
Inhalation Exposure / analysis*
Models, Chemical
Swimming
Swimming Pools*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants; 67-66-3/Chloroform

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