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Pilot study of personal, indoor and outdoor exposure to benzene, formaldehyde and acetaldehyde

Abstract : A pilot campaign to measure indoor concentrations, outdoor concentrations and personal exposure to benzene, formaldehyde and acetaldehyde was conducted in a medium sized French town. A strong contribution to total personal exposure was observed from indoor sources, especially for formaldehyde and acetaldehyde, suggesting that indoor sources are dominant for these compounds. For benzene, the average personal exposure exceeded a 10 mu gm(-3) limit value, although this was not the case for the ambient background concentration. For formaldehyde, the limit level was also exceeded. Observations suggest that true personal exposure cannot be determined directly from measurements pertaining from fixed ambient background monitoring stations. It is hoped that this will be taken into consideration by the bodies responsible for monitoring air pollution and the future European Air Quality Directive
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Norbert Gonzalez-Flesca, André Cicolella, Matthew S. Bates, Emmanuelle Bastin. Pilot study of personal, indoor and outdoor exposure to benzene, formaldehyde and acetaldehyde. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Springer Verlag, 1999, 6 (2), pp.95-102. ⟨10.1007/BF02987560⟩. ⟨ineris-00962745⟩

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