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ISSN : 1738-4125(Print)
ISSN : 2287-7509(Online)
Journal of Odor and Indoor Environment Vol.8 No.1 pp.20-38

어린이 주요 활동 공간에서의 금속 원소류 다경로 노출에 의한 건강 위해성 평가

양지연, 김호현, 양수희, 김선덕, 이청수, 김태훈, 손종렬1), 신동천2), 임영욱*
연세대학교 의과대학 환경공해연구소, 1)고려대학교 보건과학대학,
2)연세대학교 의과대학 예방의학교실

Health risk assessment of trace elements exposure through multi pathways in children's facilities

Young-Wook Lim*, Ji-Yeon Yang, Ho-Hyun Kim, Su-Hee Yang, Sun-Duk Kim, Chung-Soo Lee, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jong-Ryeul Sohn1), Dong-Chun Shin2)
Institute for Environmental Research, Yonsei University college of medicine, Seoul, Korea
1)College of Health Science, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
2)Department of Preventive Medicine, Yonsei University college of medicine, Seoul, Korea


This study assessed the health risk of trace elements in indoor children-facilities by multi-pathwaymeasurements (Air, Dust, Wipe, Hand washing). The samples of indoor place were collected at various children'sfacilities (40 day-care houses, 42 child-care centers, 44 kindergartens, and 42 indoor playgrounds) in summer(Jul~Sep, 2007) and winter (Jan~Feb, 2008) periods, and analyzed by ICP-MS. The lifetime Excess Cancer Risks(ECRs) were estimated for carcinogen trace elements such as As, Cd, Cr and Ni. For carcinogens, the ExcessCancer Risk (ECR) was calculated by considering the process of deciding Cancer Potency Factor (CPF) and AgeDependent Adjust Factor (ADAF) of the data of adults. Both Hazard Quotients (HQs) and Hazard Index (HI) wereestimated for the non-carcinogens and children sensitivity trace elements like Cd, Cu, and Cr. The average ECRsfor young children were 1×10-10~1×10-6 (50%th percentile) level in all facilities. Non-carcinogens and Children'ssensitivity materials did not exceed 1.0 (HQs, HI) for all subjects in all facilities. For trace elements theirdetection rates through multi-pathways were not high and their risk based on health risk assessment was alsoobserved to be acceptable. In addition, through education on the risk of multi-pathway exposure of traceelements for managers of facilities as well as for users the risk control of exposure of children.