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ISSN : 1738-4125(Print)
ISSN : 2287-7509(Online)
Journal of Odor and Indoor Environment Vol.1 No.1 pp.25-38

일부 PC방내 니코틴 농도와 호흡성분진(RSP) 입경별 상관성

노영만, 김윤신, 손종열1), 정재열2)*
한양대학교 환경 및 산업의학연구소, 1)고려대학교 보건대학, 2)양지엔지니어링

The Correlation between the Airborne Nicotine Concentration and the Size Distribution of Respirable Suspended Particulates (RSP) in the PC Game Room

Jae-Yeol Chung2)*, Young-Man Roh, Yoon-Shin Kim, Jong-Ryeul Sohn1)
2)Yangji Engineering
Institute of Environmental and Industrial Medicine, HanyangUniversity
1)Dept. of Environmental Health, College of Health Science, Korea University
Received 12 July 2004, accepted 4 September 2004


The PC game rooms in Korea have a problem in the aspect of indoor air quality because there are manyoccupants for 24 hours where the smoking is allowed. This study was carried out to evaluate indoor airquality (IAQ) including the size distribution of respirable suspended particulates (RSP) and airborne nicotineconcentration in selected PC game rooms. The subjects are 6 PC game rooms in Seoul and Sung-NamCities. In this study, airborne RSP and nicotine concentrations were measured during a period from Februaryto March, 2003. Significant correlation has been found between the concentrations of RSP and nicotine inPC game room. Also the negative correlation was found between room area and number of operating fan.The correlation coefficients between RSP size distribution and nicotine concentration were 0.868, 0.866,0.870 in the stages 2 (cut-point 14.80㎛), 5 (cut-point 3.50㎛), and 8 (cut-point 0.52㎛) from Marple's8-stage cascade impactor, respectively. In conclusion, RSP concentration in PC game room has a tendencyto increase by smoking. Therefore, it is suggested that the effective air control system and educationprogram be applied for PC game room.