Gaseous aliphatic aldehydes in Chinese incense smoke

@article{Lin1994GaseousAA,
  title={Gaseous aliphatic aldehydes in Chinese incense smoke},
  author={J M. Lin and L H Wang},
  journal={Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology},
  year={1994},
  volume={53},
  pages={374-381}
}
  • J. M. Lin, L. H. Wang
  • Published 1 September 1994
  • Environmental Science
  • Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Aliphatic aldehydes were found during the combustion of materials. Tobacco smoke contains aldehydes. Fire fighters were exposed to aldehydes when they conducted firefighting. Aldehydes in ambient air come mainly from the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons and from photochemical reaction. Most aldehydes in ambient air are formaldehyde and acetaldehyde. Formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, propionaldehyde, butyraldehyde, and benzaldehyde were found in the atmosphere in Los Angeles. Burning Chinese… 
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