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Determination of aniline and related mono-aromatic amines in indoor air in selected Canadian residences by a modified thermal desorption GC/MS method.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14749101     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A modified thermal desorption method to determine low levels of aniline and other related mono-aromatic amines (MAAs) in residential air is described. The method was successfully applied to the determination of levels of these chemicals in residential air from 69 selected homes in two Canadian regions. Instrument detection limits of between 0.02 and 0.06 ng per thermal desorption tube were achieved for aniline and other MAAs. In the absence of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) the mean concentrations of aniline in both indoor air and outdoor air were similar, at about 0.01 microgram/m3 after correction with field blanks. There was however a statistically significant difference in aniline concentrations between field blanks and indoor or outdoor air samples. No significant difference of aniline levels in the two study regions was observed. A clear link between aniline concentrations in indoor air and smoking activities inside homes was evident. Analysis of cigarette leaves indicated that aniline was most likely formed due to combustion during smoking. Shoe polishing was identified as another source of aniline in indoor air.
Jiping Zhu; Bio Aikawa
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environment international     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0160-4120     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ Int     Publication Date:  2004 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-29     Completed Date:  2004-06-08     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7807270     Medline TA:  Environ Int     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  135-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Chemistry Research Division, Health Canada, AL: 0800C, Building 8, Tunney's Pasture, Ontario, K1A 0L2, Ottawa, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollution, Indoor / analysis*
Amines / analysis*
Aniline Compounds / analysis*
Carcinogens / analysis*
Environmental Monitoring / methods
Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
Household Products
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Amines; 0/Aniline Compounds; 0/Carcinogens; 62-53-3/aniline

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