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Indoor tetrachloroethylene levels and determinants in Paris dwellings.
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PMID:  23127492     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
There is growing public health concern about indoor air quality. Tetrachloroethylene (PERC), a chlorinated volatile organic compound widely used as a solvent in dry cleaning facilities, can be a residential indoor air pollutant. As part of an environmental investigation included in the PARIS (Pollution and asthma Risk: an Infant Study) birth cohort, this study firstly aimed to document domestic PERC levels, and then to identify the factors influencing these levels using standardized questionnaires about housing characteristics and living conditions. Air samples were collected in the child's bedroom over one week using passive devices when infants were 1, 6, 9, and 12 months. PERC was identified and quantified by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. PERC annual domestic level was calculated by averaging seasonal levels. PERC was omnipresent indoors, annual levels ranged from 0.6 to 124.2μg/m(3). Multivariate linear and logistic regression models showed that proximity to dry cleaning facilities, do-it-yourself activities (e.g.: photographic development, silverware), presence of air vents, and building construction date (<1945) were responsible for higher domestic levels of PERC. This study, conducted in an urban context, provides helpful information on PERC contamination in dwellings, and identifies parameters influencing this contamination.
Célina Roda; Isabelle Kousignian; Anna Ramond; Isabelle Momas
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1096-0953     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ. Res.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0147621     Medline TA:  Environ Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Univ Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Laboratoire Santé Publique et Environnement, EA 4064, F-75270, Paris, France.
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