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Table 3. Indoor Pollutant Emissions from Cigarettes.

Pollutant
Emission Ratea (mg per cigarette)
Concentrationb
Tar
37
363.0 ug/m3
Nicotine
6.0
59.0 ug/m3
Total Phenols
0.8
7.9 ug/m3
Ammonia
76.0
983.0 ppb
Acetone
1.2
4.5 ppb
Formaldehyde
1.3
9.5 ppb
Acetaldehyde
2.3
87.0 ppb
Methylchloride
2.0
8.7 ppb
Carbon Monoxide
48.0
376.0 ppb
Carbon Dioxide
360.0
1.8 ppm
Hydrogen Cyanide
0.54
4.4 ppb
Nitric Oxide
2.6
19.0 ppb
Nitrogen Dioxide
0.64
3.0 ppb

a - Sum of the middle of the range sidestream and mainstream emissions. From: R.A. Wadden & P.A. Scheff (1983)
Indoor Air Pollution, Characterization, Prediction, and Control. John Wiley & Sons Publ.
b - Computed as an ave. of indoor concentrations, assuming 2 packs (ie. 40 cigarettes) burned per day
into the volume of a 1500 sq. ft. home (340 m3) with complete air exchange every 2 hours.



...... last changed 04/15/02



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