E3S Web Conf.
Volume 31, 2018The 2nd International Conference on Energy, Environmental and Information System (ICENIS 2017)
|Number of page(s)||3|
|Section||06. Environmental Health, Toxicology and Epidemiology|
|Published online||21 February 2018|
Indoor Air Pollution in Non Ac Passenger Bus
Doctoral Program of Environmental Science, School of Postgraduate Studies, Diponegoro University, Semarang - Indonesia
2 Nautical Departement, Merchant Marine Polytechnic Semarang, Jingosari 2A, Semarang, Indonesia
3 Automotive Engineering, Polytecnic of Road Safety Transport, Jl. Semeru No. 3, 50125, Tegal, Indonesia
4 Faculty of Medicine, Diponegoro University, Jl. Prof Sudharto SH, 5027, Semarang, Indonesia
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Passenger buses have been one of favorite means of transportation in Indonesia due to its affordability and flexibility. Intensity of human activities during the trip in the buses have a potential of causing indoor air pollution (polusi udara dalam ruang; PUDR). The indoor air pollution has an impact of 1000-time bigger than outdoor air pollution (polusi udara luar ruang; PULR) on lung. This study aimed to find out indoor air pollution rate of non air conditioned buses using an approach to biological agent pollutant source. The study applied an analysis restricted to microorganisms persistence as one of the sources of the indoor air pollution. The media were placed in different parts of the non AC buses. This study revealed that fungs were found in the non AC buses. They became contaminants and developed pathogenic bacteria that caused air pollution.
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