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Few data exist on organic compounds in house dust other than pesticides and PAHs. For their analysis, a survey method has been st comparing two step supercritical fluid extraction, preseperation of the extracts and GC/MS analysis.

16 House dust samples from different buildings in Northern Italy and Northwestern Greece have been analyzed. About 230 organic compounds have been identified and classified into three concentration ranges. Major constituents are similar in all samples and being mostly to the following three classes: fatty acids, phthalates and hydrocarbons. Further frequently detected compounds are reported. Potential sources and risks are briefly discussed. .

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Authors: PAPADOPOULOS A, University of Ioannina (GR), EI, JRC-Ispra (IT);KARAYANNIS M, University of Ioannina (GR), EI, JRC-Ispra (IT);KNOEPPEL H,
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Academy of Indoor Air Sciences, Edinburgh (GB), 8-13th August (1999)
Availability: Available from Public Relations and Publications Unit, Ispra (IT)
Record Number: 199911243 / Last updated on: 1999-08-27
Original language: en
Available languages: en