The measurement of deep concentration in house dust before and after renovation in korea houses and SVOC emission rates from PVC sheets

Hyun Tae Kim, Shinichi Tanabe, Tae Woo Kim, Akihiro Kawamura

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    Phthalates are used as plasticizers and flame retardants in building materials and phthalates emitted in indoor environment tend to adhere to house dust According to Wensing, infants take dust lOtimes as adults, so an investigation on the concentration of phthalates in house dust is important. This study was measured the concentration of DEHP for house dust and compared for house dust before and after renovation in Korea houses. And, using micro-chamber method, for the building products of Japan and South Korea were measured the emission rates of semi volatile organic compounds. Floor product in Korea is higher than the emission rates of DEHP for floor product in Japan.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)617-622
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering
    Issue number665
    Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul



    • Building products
    • DEHE (Diethylhexyl Phthalate)
    • House dust
    • Micro chamber method
    • SVOC (Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds)

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Environmental Engineering

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