Chapter 7. The Contamination of Indoor Environments with Persistent Organic Pollutants

  1. Stuart Harrad
  1. Stuart Harrad

Published Online: 29 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470684122.ch7

Persistent Organic Pollutants

Persistent Organic Pollutants

How to Cite

Harrad, S. (2009) The Contamination of Indoor Environments with Persistent Organic Pollutants, in Persistent Organic Pollutants (ed S. Harrad), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470684122.ch7

Editor Information

  1. Division of Environmental Health and Risk Management, School of Geography, Earth, and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Author Information

  1. Division of Environmental Health and Risk Management, School of Geography, Earth, and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 18 DEC 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169301

Online ISBN: 9780470684122

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Keywords:

  • contamination of indoor environments with persistent organic pollutants;
  • methods of sampling;
  • sources and levels of indoor contamination;
  • relative significance of indoor exposure;
  • international differences in indoor contamination;
  • future research priorities

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Methods of Sampling

  • Sources and Levels of Indoor Contamination

  • Relative Significance of Indoor Exposure

  • Uncertainties in Estimates of Exposure via Dust Ingestion and Indoor Air Inhalation

  • International Differences in Indoor Contamination

  • Concentrations in Different Microenvironment Categories

  • Influence of Indoor Contamination on Outdoor Contamination

  • Future Research Priorities

  • References