Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10216/103599
Author(s): Cavaleiro Rufo, J
Madureira, J
de Oliveira Fernandes, E
Pinto, M
Moreira, A
Klara Slezakova
Pereira, C
Teixeira, JP
Maria do Carmo Pereira
Title: Assessment of children exposure doses to ultrafine particles in primary schools
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: Children attending primary schools may be largely exposed to the Ultrafine Particles (UFPs) present in the classrooms indoor air, which may lead to severe health consequences resultant from their increased susceptibility. Thus, this study aimed to estimate the UFP exposure dose rates in Portuguese children attending public primary schools. Ultrafine particles were sampled in 10 public primary schools located in Porto. Exposure dose rates were estimated for 488 children (aged 8 to 10 years) of the sampled schools. The estimated mean of exposure dose rates in children were 4.06 × 108 ± 0.11 × 108 part/kg.day. Specific indoor activities as well as outdoor environment conditions appeared to be associated with increased indoor UFP number concentrations and, consequently, with higher exposure doses in children attending those schools. Overall, children showed at least two times higher UFP exposure dose rates when compared to occupationally exposed adults (i.e. teachers and school staff). © 2015 Taylor & Francis Group, London.
URI: https://repositorio-aberto.up.pt/handle/10216/103599
Source: Occupational Safety and Hygiene III
Related Information: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia/Projectos de I&DT em Todos os Domínios Científicos/PTDC/DTP-SAP/1522/2012|FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-028797/Como a qualidade do ar pode influenciar asma e alergia nas crianças/ARIA
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