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Volatile organic compounds in some urban locations in United States
 

Summary: Volatile organic compounds in some urban
locations in United States
Mahmoud F. Mohamed a,b
, Daiwen Kang a,c
, Viney P. Aneja a,*
a
Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8208, USA
b
Department of Occupational Health, High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
c
Air Modelling Division, U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC 2711, USA
Received 28 November 2000; received in revised form 7 February 2002; accepted 11 February 2002
Importance of this paper: Air pollution in urban locations contains many components that originate from a wide range of
industrial, motor vehicle, and natural emissions sources. Some of these components include compounds known or suspected
to be carcinogenic, and some of them play important roles in atmospheric chemistry such as tropospheric ozone pollution
and stratospheric ozone depletion. Therefore, it is essential to characterize the composition, magnitude, and the distribution
of urban air pollution through extensive ambient air monitoring and assess the impact of these components on human health
and global atmospheric chemistry.
Abstract
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have been determined to be human risk factors in urban environments, as well

  

Source: Aneja, Viney P. - Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology; Geosciences