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|Title:||European Collaborative Action "Indoor Air Quality and its Impact on Man". Report No. 19. Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC) in Indoor Air Quality Investigations.|
|Authors:||MOLHAVE Lars; CLAUSEN Geo; BERGLUND Brigitta; DE CEAURRIZ Jacques; KETTRUP Antonius; LINDVALL Thomas; MARONI Marco; PICKERING Anthony; RISSE Uwe; ROTHWEILER Heinz; SEIFERT Bernd; YOUNES Maged|
|Citation:||Indoor Air vol. 7 p. 225-240|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||The amount of volatile organic compounds in indoor air, usually called TVOC, has been measured for various purposes using different techniques yielding different results . To increase comparability of results, the report suggests a definition of TVOC referring to a specified range of VOCs. The measured concentrations of identified VOCs within the specified range are summed up. The report discusses advantages and disadvantages of the TVOC concept with respect to exposure assessment & prediction of health effects. The report recognises that today it isn't possible to conclude that sensory effects are associated with TVOC concs., altough the likelihood of sensory effects increases with increasing TVOC concs. The report affirms the need for improved source control to diminish pollution load on indoor environments from health, comfort, energy and sustainability points of view.|
|JRC Directorate:||Joint Research Centre Historical Collection|
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