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Risk Assessment of Indoor Formaldehyde and Other Carbonyls in Campus Environments in Northwestern China
Ho, Steven Sai Hang1,2,3; Cheng, Yan4; Bai, Yi4; Ho, Kin Fai5; Dai, Wen Ting1,2; Cao, Jun Ji1,2; Lee, Shun Cheng6; Huang, Yu1,2; Ip, Ho Sai Simon7; Deng, Wen Jing8,9; Guo, Wei4
2016-08-01
Source PublicationAEROSOL AND AIR QUALITY RESEARCH
Volume16Issue:8Pages:1967-1980
SubtypeArticle
AbstractRisk assessment for indoor formaldehyde and other carbonyls was investigated at an university in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. Eight representative locations, including six indoor workplaces and two residential units of staff apartments and a student dormitory, were chosen. The indoor pollution origins were identified according to the variability in molar composition and correlation analysis for the target species. Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), cooking activities, and office technologies such as printers and copiers can produce different degrees of carbonyls in the workplace. A one-year demonstration study conducted in a apartment showed significance of the off-gases from lacquers and new wooden furniture. The concentrations of formaldehyde and acetaldehyde in the most sampling locations were above the recommended exposure limits, reflecting a potential health risk to workers and occupants. Chronic daily intake (CDI) and lifetime cancer hazard risk (R) were calculated to assess the carcinogenic risks of chronic exposure to the carbonyls. The R values for formaldehyde exceeded the alarm level of 1 x 10(-6) in all sampled workplaces, but lower R values were associated with acetaldehyde. The results indicate that exposure of formaldehyde is a critical occupational health and safety concern. In addition, high risks associated with formaldehyde were also measured in the staff apartment, suggesting that the refurbishing materials and wooden furniture can potentially cause health impacts to occupants. The findings are informative to be referred in establishment of indoor air quality guidelines in China.
KeywordCarbonyls Indoor Pollution Cancer Risk University Campus
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology ; Life Sciences & Biomedicine
DOI10.4209/aaqr.2015.05.0312
WOS KeywordVOLATILE ORGANIC-COMPOUNDS ; HAZARDOUS AIRBORNE CARBONYLS ; ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY ; SOUTHERN CHINA ; HONG-KONG ; EMISSIONS ; AIR ; ALDEHYDES ; HEALTH ; WOOD
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000381982900016
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Identifierhttp://ir.ieecas.cn/handle/361006/5686
Collection粉尘与环境研究室
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Earth Environm, Key Lab Aerosol Chem & Phys, Xian 710075, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Earth Environm, State Key Lab Loess & Quaternary Geol, Xian 710075, Peoples R China
3.Desert Res Inst, Div Atmospher Sci, Reno, NV 89512 USA
4.Xi An Jiao Tong Univ, Sch Human Settlements & Civil Engn, Dept Environm Sci & Technol, 28 Xianning West Rd, Xian 710049, Shaanxi, Peoples R China
5.Chinese Univ Hong Kong, Jockey Club Sch Publ Hlth & Primary Care, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China
6.Hong Kong Polytech Univ, Dept Civil & Struct Engn, Res Ctr Environm Technol & Management, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Peoples R China
7.Hong Kong Premium Serv & Res Lab, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Peoples R China
8.Hong Kong Inst Educ, Dept Sci & Environm Studies, Tai Po, Hong Kong, Peoples R China
9.Hong Kong Inst Educ, Ctr Educ Environm Sustainabil, Tai Po, Hong Kong, Peoples R China
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Ho, Steven Sai Hang,Cheng, Yan,Bai, Yi,et al. Risk Assessment of Indoor Formaldehyde and Other Carbonyls in Campus Environments in Northwestern China[J]. AEROSOL AND AIR QUALITY RESEARCH,2016,16(8):1967-1980.
APA Ho, Steven Sai Hang.,Cheng, Yan.,Bai, Yi.,Ho, Kin Fai.,Dai, Wen Ting.,...&Guo, Wei.(2016).Risk Assessment of Indoor Formaldehyde and Other Carbonyls in Campus Environments in Northwestern China.AEROSOL AND AIR QUALITY RESEARCH,16(8),1967-1980.
MLA Ho, Steven Sai Hang,et al."Risk Assessment of Indoor Formaldehyde and Other Carbonyls in Campus Environments in Northwestern China".AEROSOL AND AIR QUALITY RESEARCH 16.8(2016):1967-1980.
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