Personal Exposures to VOCs During Commute

Research Project , Research Report 2003

Yukio YANAGISAWA Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the Univ. of Tokyo
Naohide SHINOHARA Research Center for Risk Assessment, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

Abstract

The commuters’ exposure levels to volatile organic compounds were investigated in the transportation in Tokyo, Japan. Scheffe test showed that the average concentrations of all chemicals were statistically higher inside the transportation than outdoor (P<0.05). The relationship was observed between formaldehyde vs. acetaldehyde, benzene vs. toluene, and acetone vs. isoprene.

Keywords:

Personal exposure, VOCs, Carbonyl compounds, Commuting, Tokyo.