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POLLUTANTS voc

BENZENE

It is a very common VOC, whose main source in outdoor air is motor vehicle petrol.

In indoor environments, Benzene can be emitted from cigarette smoke and various contaminated products (eg glues, adhesives, solvents, paints). Significant concentrations of Benzene can be found particularly in the periods immediately following the installation of the various materials.

An incorrect location of air intakes near areas of high pollution (e.g. heavy traffic streets, underground parking, garages) can lead to significant Benzene penetration from the outside.

Levels lower than 0.01 mg / cubic meter are generally found in homes without smokers, while levels with smokers are generally higher (0.01-0.02 mg / cubic meter).

Health effects

Benzene is a recognized human carcinogen, which can specifically cause Leukemia.

It has been hypothesized that indoor Benzene pollution may constitute a significant carcinogenic risk for subjects who spend a lot of time in confined spaces, even if the insufficient characterization of this pollution does not yet make this assessment conclusive.

WARNING!

No safe level of exposure to Benzene can be recommended. For external atmospheric air, the Legislative Decree 13 August 2010, n. 155, in transposition of the Directive on the Quality of Air Environment and Cleaner Air for Europe n. 50/2008 of May 21, 2008, establishes the limit values ​​and quality objectives for concentrations in the ambient air of Sulfur Dioxide, Nitrogen Dioxide, Benzene, Carbon Monoxide, Lead, PM10 particulate, PM2.5 particulate and Ozone .

Health effects

Benzene is a recognized human carcinogen, which can specifically cause Leukemia.

It has been hypothesized that indoor Benzene pollution may constitute a significant carcinogenic risk for subjects who spend a lot of time in confined spaces, even if the insufficient characterization of this pollution does not yet make this assessment conclusive.

WARNING!

No safe level of exposure to Benzene can be recommended. For external atmospheric air, the Legislative Decree 13 August 2010, n. 155, in transposition of the Directive on the Quality of Air Environment and Cleaner Air for Europe n. 50/2008 of May 21, 2008, establishes the limit values ​​and quality objectives for concentrations in the ambient air of Sulfur Dioxide, Nitrogen Dioxide, Benzene, Carbon Monoxide, Lead, PM10 particulate, PM2.5 particulate and Ozone .

Measures to reduce exposure

Smoke

Carcinogens produced by cigarette smoke stagnate indoors.

Materials

Minimize the use of materials that may contain Benzene (glues, adhesives, solvents, paints).

Ventilation

Ventilate the premises adequately when there are possible sources of Benzene and particularly during and immediately after the laying of construction materials and coatings.

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