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Abstract

Concentrations of formaldehyde, heavier aldehydes, other specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs), total VOC, respirable particulate matter, as well as temperature, relative humidity and air exchange rate, were measured in 83 offices. An inquiry was carried out among the building occupants, in order to identify rooms with lowest and highest complaint rates. No significant difference for VOC and formaldehyde was observed between these two groups of rooms. The following concentration levels were detected: formaldehyde 0.045 mg m3 (median), 0.122 mg m3 (90 percentile) and 0.139 mg m3 (maximum); and total VOC 0.22 mg m3 (median), 0.87 mg m3 (90 percentile) and 3.93 mg m3 (maximum).

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Authors: DE BORTOLI M, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (IT);EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, MEDICAL SERVICE (LU);KNOEPPEL H, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (IT);EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, MEDICAL SERVICE (LU);PEIL A, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (IT);EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, MEDICAL SERVICE (LU);PECCHIO E, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (IT);EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, MEDICAL SERVICE (LU);SCHLITT H, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (IT);EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, MEDICAL SERVICE (LU);DE WILDE H JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (IT), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (IT);EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, MEDICAL SERVICE (LU);EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, MEDICAL SERVICE (LU), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (IT);EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, MEDICAL SERVICE (LU)
Bibliographic Reference: PAPER PRESENTED: INDOOR AIR '90, TORONTO (CA), JULY 29 - AUG. 3, 1990 AVAILABLE FROM COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, DG XIII-C-3, L-2920 LUXEMBOURG AS PAPER EN 35376 ORA
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