Health risk assessment of indoor haps in new apartments

Yoon Shin Kim, Young Man Roh, Cheol Min Lee, Jong Cheol Kim, Hyung Jin Jun, Min Kyoung Song, Jong Ryeul Son, Bu Sun Son, Won Ho Yang, Seung Cheol Hong

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Abstract

This study was accomplished to recognize the present condition of Hazardous Air Pollutants(HAPs) in new apartments and to examine efficiently carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic health effects for residents through health risk assessment from June, 2004 to May, 2005. Target pollutants were 5 carcinogenic HAPs that are benzene, carbon tertachloride, chloroform, 1,2-dichloroethane, and formaldehyde and 7 non-carcinogenic HAPs that are 1,4-dichlorobenzene, 1,2-dichloropropane, ethylbenzene, styrene, toluene, m,p-xyrene, and o-xyrene. Total cancer risk of carcinogenic pollutants for case of male in new apartments was 1.98×105 and for female was 4.72×105 exceeded the permitted standards. Total hazard index of non-carcinogenic pollutants for male in new apartments was 7.1×10-1 and for female were 1.5, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHB 2006 - Healthy Buildings
Subtitle of host publicationCreating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings
Pages213-216
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
EventHealthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, HB 2006 - Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 2006 Jun 42006 Jun 8

Publication series

NameHB 2006 - Healthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings
Volume1

Other

OtherHealthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, HB 2006
CountryPortugal
CityLisboa
Period06/6/406/6/8

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Keywords

  • HAPs
  • Health risk assessment
  • Monte-Carlo analysis
  • Sensitivity analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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Kim, Y. S., Roh, Y. M., Lee, C. M., Kim, J. C., Jun, H. J., Song, M. K., Son, J. R., Son, B. S., Yang, W. H., & Hong, S. C. (2006). Health risk assessment of indoor haps in new apartments. In HB 2006 - Healthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings (pp. 213-216). (HB 2006 - Healthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings; Vol. 1).