Title: Investigation of Volatile Organic Compounds and Phthalates present in the Cabin Air of Used Private Cars
Authors: GEISS OtmarTIRENDI SalvatoreBARRERO JosefaKOTZIAS Dimitrios
Citation: ENVIRONMENT INTERNATIONAL vol. 35 p. 1188-1195
Publisher: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC53312
ISSN: 0160-4120
URI: http://www.elsevi e r.com/locate/envint
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC53312
DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2009.07.016
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: The presence of selected volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including aromatic, aliphatic compounds and low molecular weight carbonyls, and a target set of phthalates was investigated in the interior of 23 used private cars during the summer and winter. VOC concentrations often exceeded levels typically found in residential indoor air, e.g. benzene concentrations reached values of up to 149.1 µg m-3. Overall concentrations were 40% higher in summer, with temperatures inside the cars reaching up to 70 ºC. The most frequently detected phthalates were di-n-butyl-phthalate and bis-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in concentrations ranging from 196 to 3656 ng m-3.
JRC Institute:Institute for Health and Consumer Protection

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