The mutagenic hazards of settled house dust: a review.

@article{Maertens2004TheMH,
  title={The mutagenic hazards of settled house dust: a review.},
  author={Rebecca M Maertens and Jennifer Bailey and Paul A. White},
  journal={Mutation research},
  year={2004},
  volume={567 2-3},
  pages={401-25}
}
Given the large proportion of time people spend indoors, the potential health risks posed by chemical contaminants in the indoor environment are of concern. Research suggests that settled house dust (SHD) may be a significant source for indoor exposure to hazardous substances including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Here, we summarize the literature on the mutagenic hazards of SHD and the presence of PAHs in dust. We assess the extent to which PAHs are estimated to contribute to the… CONTINUE READING