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Prediction of personal exposure to PM2.5 and carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by their concentrations in residential microenvironments.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16124291     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We measured exposure to fine particles (PM2.5) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), including carcinogenic PAHs, in multiple locations for a diverse population of participants who resided in Shizuoka, Japan. In summer and winter 2002 we surveyed personal concentrations, those of four primary indoor microenvironments-living room, bedroom, kitchen (summer only), and workplace--and those outside the subjects' houses. Concentrations of PM2.5 and PAHs tended to be higher during winter. Median PM2.5 concentration was highest in living room samples during winter but in personal samples during summer. The median PAH concentrations normalized to the cancer potency equivalence factor of benzo[a]pyrene (BaP-TEQ) was highest in the bedroom during winter but outdoors in summer. Personal exposure level profiles differed markedly between smokers and nonsmokers. Personal exposures to BaP ([BaP]p) and BaP-TEQ ([BaP-TEQ]P) in nonsmokers were strongly correlated. Personal exposures of nonsmokers, as calculated from the corresponding time-weighted indoor and outdoor concentrations, were consistent with measured levels of BaP but not PM2.5. Personal exposure of nonsmokers to BaP, as calculated from the time-weighted living room, bedroom, and either workplace or outdoor concentrations, accounted for 92-107% of the measured levels of BaP-TEQ.
Takeshi Ohura; Takahiro Noda; Takashi Amagai; Masahiro Fusaya
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental science & technology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0013-936X     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ. Sci. Technol.     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-29     Completed Date:  2005-11-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0213155     Medline TA:  Environ Sci Technol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5592-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Shizuoka, 52-1 Yada, Shizuoka 422-8526, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollution, Indoor / analysis*
Carcinogens, Environmental / analysis*
Environmental Exposure / analysis*
Environmental Monitoring*
Particle Size
Polycyclic Hydrocarbons, Aromatic / analysis*
Predictive Value of Tests
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Carcinogens, Environmental; 0/Polycyclic Hydrocarbons, Aromatic

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