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Table 2. Emissions of Indoor Pollutants by Sedentary Humans.

Pollutant
Emission Ratea (mg per cigarette)
Concentrationb
Ammonia
32
41 ppb
Phenol
9.1
2.1 ppb
Toluene
7.7
1.8 ppb
Acetone
70.0
27.0 ppb
Acetaldehyde
7.4
2.8 ppb
Diethylketone
16.0
4.1 ppb
Ethyl Acetate
19.0
4.7 ppb
Acetic Acid
23.0
8.4 ppb
Butyric Acid
52.0
13.0 ppb
Amyl Acetate
21.0
5.2 ppb
Methanol
66.0
45.0 ppb
Ethanol
77.0
37.0 ppb
Carbon Monoxide
4840
3.8 ppm
Carbon Dioxide
786,000
392 ppm
Hydrogen Sulfide
2.9
1.9 ppb

a - Mean emission rates in lecture classes by students. From: R.A. Wadden & P.A. Scheff (1983)
Indoor Air Pollution, Characterization, Prediction, and Control. John Wiley & Sons Publ.
b - Mean indoor concentration assuming an ave. of 4 persons in a 1500 sq. ft. home (340 m3),
a metabolic rate of 1 MET, and an indoor air exchange rate of every 2 hours.



...... last changed 04/12/02



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