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ISSN : 1738-4125(Print)
ISSN : 2287-7509(Online)
Journal of Odor and Indoor Environment Vol.8 No.4 pp.263-274

어린이 주요활동공간의 휘발성유기화합물류 노출로 인한 건강위해성 평가 - 초등학교 및 학원을 중심으로

연세대학교 의과대학 환경공해연구소, 1)순천제일대학 토목환경과, 2)연세대학교 의과대학 예방의학교실

Health risk assessment of VOCs in the activities space of children : Focused on elementary-schools and academies

Ji-Yeon Yang*, Ho-Hyun Kim,Young-Wook Lim,Chung-Soo Lee,Tae-Hoon Kim,Ju-Hee Park,Jun-Min Jeon1),Dong-Chun Shin2)
Institute for Environmental Research, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
1)Department of Civil & Environmental Eng, Suncheon first College, Suncheon, Korea
2)Department of Preventive Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea


This study was to assess the lifetime cancer and non-cancer risk on exposure to volatile organic compoundsThis study was assessed the lifetime cancer and non-cancer risk of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)exposure in young children at elementary-schools and academies in Korea. The samples were collected atchildren's facilities (50 elementary-schools and 42 academies) in summer (Aug ~ Sept, 2008), winter (Dec2008 ~ Feb, 2009) and Spring (Mar ~ Apr, 2009) periods, and analyzed by GC-MSD. We estimated thelifetime excess cancer risks (ECRs) of benzene and the hazard quotients (HQs) of non-carcinogens toluene,ethylbenzene, xylene and styrene. In addition, for carcinogens, the excess cancer risk (ECR) was calculatedby considering the process of deciding cancer potency factor (CPF) and age dependent adjust Factor(ADAF) from the data in adults. The average ECRs of benzene for young children were 1×10-7~1×10-9level in all facilities. HQs of four non-carcinogens did not exceed 1.0 for all subjects in all facilities.