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Flame retardants in the indoor environment. Part IV

Classification of experimental data from house dust, indoor air and chamber tests
: Salthammer, T.; Wensing, M.

Levin, H. ; International Academy of Indoor Air Sciences -IAIAS-:
Indoor Air 02. Vol. 2 : Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Monterey, CA, June 30-July 5, 2002
London: Construction Research Communications, 2002
International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate <9, 2002, Monterey/Calif.>
Fraunhofer WKI ()

Organophosphate esters are frequently applied as flame retardants in building products and other materials for indoor use. Exposure of residents to flame retardants mainly results from accumulation in house dust and indoor air. Some agents of this compound class are suspected to cause adverse health effects. However, risk assessment for the indoor environment is difficult due to the lack of measured indoor air concentrations and toxicological data. In this paper, results of house dust analysis, indoor air measurements and chamber tests are summarised. The data provide an overview about distribution and range of concentrations in house dust and indoor air and enable estimation of daily rates for oral intake and air inhalation.