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dc.contributor.authorSofuoğlu, Sait Cemil
dc.contributor.authorAslan, Güler
dc.contributor.authorİnal, Fikret
dc.contributor.authorSofuoğlu, Aysun
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-04T11:56:16Z
dc.date.available2016-05-04T11:56:16Z
dc.date.issued2011-01
dc.identifier.citationSofuoğlu, S. C., Aslan, G., İnal, F., and Sofuoğlu, A. (2011). An assessment of indoor air concentrations and health risks of volatile organic compounds in three primary schools. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 214(1), 36-46. doi:10.1016/j.ijheh.2010.08.008en_US
dc.identifier.issn1438-4639
dc.identifier.urihttp://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2010.08.008
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11147/4600
dc.description.abstractConcentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including formaldehyde, in classrooms, kindergartens, and outdoor playgrounds of three primary schools were measured in spring, winter, and fall terms in Izmir, Turkey. A health-risk assessment was conducted for odor detection, sensory irritation, chronic toxic effects, and cancer. Active sampling was applied for VOCs and formaldehyde on Tenax TA and DNPH tubes, respectively. VOCs were analyzed in a thermal desorption-GC-MS system. Formaldehyde analysis was performed using an HPLC instrument. Benzene, toluene, and formaldehyde were the most abundant compounds with 95th percentile indoor air concentrations of 29, 87, and 106μg/m3, respectively. Naphthalene and xylenes followed them with an order of magnitude lower concentrations. Two isomers of dichlorobenzene (1,3 and 1,4) were the other notable compounds. The concentrations were utilized to classify the indoor air pollutants with respect to potential health effects. In addition, carcinogenic and chronic toxic risks were estimated using Monte-Carlo simulation. Formaldehyde appears to be the most concerning pollutant with high chronic toxic and carcinogenic risk levels according to the health assessment followed by naphthalene, benzene, and toluene due to their chronic effects.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.isversionof10.1016/j.ijheh.2010.08.008en_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectFormaldehydeen_US
dc.subjectHealth risksen_US
dc.subjectIndoor air pollutionen_US
dc.subjectVolatile organic compoundsen_US
dc.subjectNaphthalenesen_US
dc.titleAn assessment of indoor air concentrations and health risks of volatile organic compounds in three primary schoolsen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.contributor.authorIDTR59409en_US
dc.contributor.authorIDTR30587en_US
dc.contributor.authorIDTR27717en_US
dc.contributor.iztechauthorSofuoğlu, Sait Cemil
dc.contributor.iztechauthorİnal, Fikret
dc.contributor.iztechauthorSofuoğlu, Aysun
dc.relation.journalInternational Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Healthen_US
dc.contributor.departmentİYTE, Mühendislik Fakültesi, Kimya Mühendisliği Bölümüen_US
dc.identifier.volume214en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.startpage36en_US
dc.identifier.endpage46en_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US


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