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Title: Influence of indoor microenvironments and personal activities on the inhalation dose and personal exposure to PM2.5, PAH, OXY-PAH, VOC and BC air pollutants
Author: Macias Hernandez, Barbara Azucena
ISNI:       0000 0004 6423 5001
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2017
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There is growing public awareness regarding the risk associated with poor indoor air quality (Ward, Underberg et al. 2009) and indoors like in the home and workplace (Bernstein, Alexis et al. 2008). The aim of the study is to measure the magnitude of concentration in indoor environments, and personal levels of some air pollutants such as volatile organic compounds, PM2 s, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, oxy-PAHs and Black carbon. Estimate the mass of BC that might be in the breathing zone and the lung dose. To conduct the personal exposure and home and workplace measurements, 45 healthy, non-smoking adult volunteer subjects were recruited. Concentration of the compounds might vary across volunteer's activities, therefore the importance of having personal exposure data which might be more representative. To accurately assess the human exposure and the human risk associates with the air pollution. New or recently remodeled building were found to have high concentration of VOC, therefore, a decay time should be considered before to move into a new buildings. BC particle size concentrations need to be investigate deeply as few information is available. Moreover not information about BC deposited dose was found.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Autonomous University of Tamaulipas ; Federal Government scholarship program (PRODEP) ; European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) ; Association of European Toxicologists and European Societies of Toxicology (EUROTOX) ; Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) ; International Society of Exposure Sciences (ISES)
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: GE Environmental Sciences ; QD Chemistry