Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Residential Dust: Sources of Variability

  title={Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Residential Dust: Sources of Variability},
  author={Todd P. Whitehead and Catherine Metayer and Myrto X Petreas and Monique Does and Patricia A. Buffler and Stephen M. Rappaport},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
BACKGROUND There is interest in using residential dust to estimate human exposure to environmental contaminants. OBJECTIVES We aimed to characterize the sources of variability for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in residential dust and provide guidance for investigators who plan to use residential dust to assess exposure to PAHs. METHODS We collected repeat dust samples from 293 households in the Northern California Childhood Leukemia Study during two sampling rounds (from 2001… CONTINUE READING


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