E3S Web of Conferences
Volume 28, 2018X-th Scientific Conference Air Protection in Theory and Practice
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Published online||10 January 2018|
Particulate matter and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in a selected athletic hall: ambient concentrations, origin and effects on human health
The Main School of Fire Service, Faculty of Civil Safety Engineering, Slowackiego 52/54, 01-629 Warsaw, Poland
2 The Main School of Fire Service, Faculty of Fire Safety Engineering, Slowackiego 52/54, 01-629 Warsaw, Poland
3 Institute Of Environmental Engineering, Polish Academy of Sciences, M. Sklodowiskiej-Curie 34, 41-819 Zabrze, Poland
1 Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The paper presents the results of research on the concentration of 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) associated with total suspended particles (TSP) and their respirable fraction (PM4) in one of the Warsaw sports halls. Samples of dust were collected for 15 days simultaneously inside and outside (atmospheric air) of the sports hall. The obtained data allowed calculating diagnostic ratios indicating the origin of the PAHs and selected indicators of cumulative exposure to the PAH mixture. Both PM and PAH in the surveyed area were derived from the combustion of solid fuels; this involved pollution both in the atmospheric air and in the air inside the sports hall. It has been shown that the exposure of sports hall users to PAHs is significantly higher than the exposure resulting from concentrations recorded in the atmospheric air.
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