Preliminary investigations of pentachlorophenol emissions from biocide-treated masonry: a source of indoor air contamination

Watt, David and Colston, Belinda (2003) Preliminary investigations of pentachlorophenol emissions from biocide-treated masonry: a source of indoor air contamination. Building and Environment, 38 (12). pp. 1385-1388. ISSN 0360-1323

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0360-1323(03)00154-9

Abstract

An empty, unoccupied basement room in Melton Constable Hall, Norfolk (England), was chosen as a case study to determine whether pentachlorophenol (PCP) treatment of masonry could significantly elevate PCP concentrations in indoor air, thus posing a potential health hazard. This particular room was chosen because it contained a vast quantity of crystalline PCP on the surface of a previously treated wall, and, being rarely used, was less likely to be subject to any external sources of PCP contamination. Analysis of dust debris, airborne particulates, passively deposited suspended particulates and volatile PCP emissions from the contaminated surface showed no evidence that inhalation was a probable route of PCP exposure.

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Additional Information:An empty, unoccupied basement room in Melton Constable Hall, Norfolk (England), was chosen as a case study to determine whether pentachlorophenol (PCP) treatment of masonry could significantly elevate PCP concentrations in indoor air, thus posing a potential health hazard. This particular room was chosen because it contained a vast quantity of crystalline PCP on the surface of a previously treated wall, and, being rarely used, was less likely to be subject to any external sources of PCP contamination. Analysis of dust debris, airborne particulates, passively deposited suspended particulates and volatile PCP emissions from the contaminated surface showed no evidence that inhalation was a probable route of PCP exposure.
Keywords:Architectural conservation, Biocide, Pollution, PCP exposure, Indoor air contamination, Pentachlorophenol
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K250 Conservation of Buildings
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Architecture
ID Code:928
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:05 Jul 2007
Last Modified:18 Jul 2011 16:14

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