The concentration of Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate on a flooring surface in dwelling house

Hyun Tae Kim, Shinichi Tanabe, Tae Woo Kim, Won Hwa Hong

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    Abstract

    This study was measured the concentration level of contamination by DEHP on indoor flooring surfaces. It was confirmed that vacuum-cleaning of dust accumulated on flooring surfaces would not completely eliminate DEHP in the flooring. Unlike ceilings or walls, children are more prone to come in direct contact with flooring; meaning children’s bare skin is more likely to be exposed to high-concentration of DEHP on flooring surfaces. As children lick their hands that come in direct contact with the flooring, their chance of orally ingesting DEHP is likely to increase as well. Given these findings, it is considered important to assess children’s exposure to DEHP in indoor environments and assess the risks thereof by investing the subject in relation to behavioral characteristics of children.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Civil Engineering IV
    PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
    Pages400-404
    Number of pages5
    Volume893 MSF
    ISBN (Print)9783035710908
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    Event4th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Civil Engineering, ICMEMSCE 2016 - Sanya, China
    Duration: 2016 Nov 192016 Nov 20

    Publication series

    NameMaterials Science Forum
    Volume893 MSF
    ISSN (Print)02555476

    Other

    Other4th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Civil Engineering, ICMEMSCE 2016
    CountryChina
    CitySanya
    Period16/11/1916/11/20

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    Keywords

    • Bleed-out
    • DEHP
    • Exposure
    • PVC flooring
    • SVOC

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering

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    Kim, H. T., Tanabe, S., Kim, T. W., & Hong, W. H. (2017). The concentration of Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate on a flooring surface in dwelling house. In Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Civil Engineering IV (Vol. 893 MSF, pp. 400-404). (Materials Science Forum; Vol. 893 MSF). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.893.400