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Relation between indoor and outdoor exposure to fine particles near a busy arterial road

Jamriska, Milan, Thomas, Stephen B., Morawska, Lidia, & Clark, B. A. (1999) Relation between indoor and outdoor exposure to fine particles near a busy arterial road. Indoor Air, 9(2), pp. 75-84.

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Abstract

Various studies on indoor and outdoor particulate matter in the urban environment in the vicinity of busy arterial roads in the centre of the subtropical city of Brisbane have indicated that the revised United States Environmental Protection agency National Ambient air Quality Standards for Particulate matter PM2.5 could be exceeded not only outdoors but also indoors. The aim of this work was to investigate outdoor exposure to submicrometer particles and their relationship with indoor exposure in a hypothetical office building located in the vicinity of a busy arterial road. The outdoor exposure values and trends were measured in terms of particle number in the submicrometer size range and were then recalculated to represent mass concentration trends. The results of this study indicate that exposure to PM0.7 particles in ambient air close to a busy road often exceeds the levels of the annual and 24-hour US EPA NAAQS PM2.5 standards. It is likely that exposure to PM2.5 is even higher, and may significantly exceed these standards.

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ID Code: 11488
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Indoor air, outdoor air, exposure, particles, PM2, 5, US EPA NAAQS
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0668.1999.t01-2-00002.x
ISSN: 0905-6947
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EARTH SCIENCES (040000) > ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES (040100) > Atmospheric Sciences not elsewhere classified (040199)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 Blackwell Publishing
Copyright Statement: The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
Deposited On: 08 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 23:38

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