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Indoor dust and associated chemical exposures

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MELYMUK Lisa Emily DEMIRTEPE Hale JÍLKOVÁ Simona Rozárka

Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Current Opinion in Environmental Science and Health
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Faculty of Science

Keywords Built environment; Chemical exposures; Dust exposure; Indoor dust; Semivolatile organic compounds
Description Given that more than 90% of time in industrialized countries is typically spent indoors, the indoor environment is a key source of environmental exposures contributing to the overall human exposome. Indoor settled dust is of particular interest because of its ubiquitous presence and human exposure across indoor environments; it serves as a sink for many indoor chemicals of concern, particularly plastic additives, personal care product components, pesticides and industrial chemicals, combustion by-products and heavy metals. Nondietary dust ingestion and dermal contact with dust are important routes of human exposure to these chemicals. This review will summarize the properties and composition of typical indoor dust and relate these to the importance of indoor dust as a part of the human exposome.
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