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Comparison of three adsorbents for diffusive sampling of airborne volatile organic compounds in office environments
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Dermatology and Venerology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Dermatology and Venerology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry.
2005 (English)In: Indoor air 2005: proceedings of the 10th international conference on indoor air quality and climate, vols 1-5 / [ed] Yang, X; Zhao, B; Zhao, R, Beijing: Tsinghua university press , 2005, 2713-2717 p.Conference paper (Refereed)Text
Abstract [en]

Volatile organic compounds were personally sampled by people classified as cases (people having certain SBS symptoms) and controls, i.e. people not fulfilling the criteria's for cases. The aim of the study was to find out which adsorbent that gave the best separation between SBS cases and controls based on their chemical exposure of VOCs. The statistical method used was partial least squares discriminant analysis (PLS-DA). The adsorbents compared were Carbopack B, Chromosorb 106 and Tenax TA. The study included 30 office workers wearing diffusive samplers during one working week. The samplers were analysed with thermal desorption-GC-MS, and each chromatographic peak was included in the data evaluation. Tenax TA gave the best separation between cases and controls with a Q(2) = 0.434 and R(2)Y = 0.873 for three components. Analyses of samples taken with Carbopack B and Chromosorb 106 showed no ability to discriminate between the two classes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Beijing: Tsinghua university press , 2005. 2713-2717 p.
Keyword [en]
adsorbent, diffusive sampling, multivariate data analysis, office and volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
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Environmental Analysis and Construction Information Technology Environmental Health and Occupational Health
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-120452ISI: 000233831204034OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-120452DiVA: diva2:928997
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10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate (Indoor Air 2005), Beijing, Peoples republic of China
Available from: 2016-05-17 Created: 2016-05-16 Last updated: 2016-05-17Bibliographically approved

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