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Author(s): Cavaleiro Rufo, JC
Madureira, J
Paciencia, I
Sousa, JRB
Oliveira Fernandes, EO
Klara Slezakova
Aguiar, L
Teixeira, JP
Pinto, M
Delgado, L
Moreira, A
Maria do Carmo Pereira
Title: Exposure to emissions from cleaning products in primary schools: A test chamber study
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: The aim of this study was to investigate Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions from Floor Cleaning Products (FCPs) used in primary schools and compare them with emissions from a previously recognised low-emitting product (control sample). Samples of FCPs used in 3 primary schools and a control sample were collected and subsequently examined in a test chamber. Measurements were performed at t = 0, 60, 120, 240 and 480 min after application. The analysis was performed by GC-MS. The results showed that VOC emissions were higher during t = 0 than in the subsequent measurements, with the exception of benzaldehyde and benzene, being significant for toluene and m/p-xylene. VOC emissions from the control FCP were not significantly lower than the schools FCPs. To prevent the exposure of children to VOCs, the school cleaning should be performed at the end of the classes.
Source: Occupational Safety and Hygiene IV
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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