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Evaluation of hazardous airborne carbonyls on a university campus in southern China
Ho, SSH (Ho, Steven Sai Hang)[ 1,2,3 ]; Ip, HSS (Ip, Ho Sai Simon)[ 4 ]; Ho, KF (Ho, Kin Fai)[ 3 ]; Ng, LPT (Ng, Louisa Pan Ting)[ 4 ]; Dai, WT (Dai, W. T.)[ 1 ]; Cao, JJ (Cao, Junji)[ 1 ]; Chan, CS (Chan, Chi Sing)[ 3 ]; Ho, LB (Ho, Legolas Baggio)[ 4 ]
2014
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF THE AIR & WASTE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
Volume64Issue:8Pages:903-916
Subtype期刊论文
Abstract

A comprehensive assessment of indoor carbonyl compounds for the academic staff, workers, and students was conducted on a university campus in Xiamen, China. A total of 15 representative environment categories, including 12 indoor workplaces and three residential units, were selected. The potential indoor pollution sources were identified based on the variability in the molar compositions and correlation analyses for the target carbonyls. Furnishing materials, cooking emissions, and electronic equipment, such as photocopiers, can generate various carbonyls in the workplace. Comparison studies were conducted in the clerical offices, demonstrating that off-gases from wooden furniture and lacquer coatings, environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), and the use of cleaning reagents elevated the indoor carbonyl levels. The measured concentrations of formaldehyde and acetaldehyde in most locations surpassed the exposure limit levels. The lifetime cancer hazard risk (R) associated with formaldehyde was above the concern risk level (1 x 10(-6)) in all of the workplaces. The results indicate that formaldehyde exposure is a valid occupational health and safety concern. Wooden furniture and refurbishing materials can pose serious health threats to occupants. The information in this study could act as a basis for future indoor air quality monitoring in Mainland China. Implications: A university campus represents a microscale city environment consisting of all the working, living, and commercial needs of staff and students. The scope of this investigation covers 21 hazardous carbonyl species based on samples collected from 15 categories of workplaces and residential building in a university campus in southern China. Findings of the study provide a comprehensive assessment of indoor air quality with regards to workers' health and safety. No similar study has been carried out in China.

DOI10.1080/10962247.2014.903214
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Language英语
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Identifierhttp://ir.ieecas.cn/handle/361006/9724
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Corresponding AuthorHo, SSH (Ho, Steven Sai Hang)[ 1,2,3 ]
Affiliation1.The State Key Laboratory of Loess and Quaternary Geology, Institute of Earth andEnvironment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xi’an, Shaanxi, P.R. China;
2.Division of Atmospheric Sciences, Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV, USA;
3.Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of HongKong, Hong Kong, P.R. China;
4.Hong Kong Premium Services and Research Laboratory, Hong Kong, P.R. China
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Ho, SSH ,Ip, HSS ,Ho, KF ,et al. Evaluation of hazardous airborne carbonyls on a university campus in southern China[J]. JOURNAL OF THE AIR & WASTE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION,2014,64(8):903-916.
APA Ho, SSH .,Ip, HSS .,Ho, KF .,Ng, LPT .,Dai, WT .,...&Ho, LB .(2014).Evaluation of hazardous airborne carbonyls on a university campus in southern China.JOURNAL OF THE AIR & WASTE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION,64(8),903-916.
MLA Ho, SSH ,et al."Evaluation of hazardous airborne carbonyls on a university campus in southern China".JOURNAL OF THE AIR & WASTE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION 64.8(2014):903-916.
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