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Found 10 records similar to Windsor Exposure Assessment Study (2005-2006) Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Data Summary

Federal

As part of a residential indoor air quality study, Health Canada and Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region collected 24-hour and 5-day indoor and outdoor exposure samples for 194 polar and non-polar volatile organic compounds (VOCs). For the Regina Indoor Air Quality Study, a total of 146 homes in Regina, Saskatchewan participated in one or both of two 10-week sampling sessions in the winter and summer of 2007.

This data presents summary 24-hour and 5-day VOC statistics obtained from the study and is intended to provide relevant Canadian information on exposure to VOCs found indoors and outdoors. In addition, due to the different VOC signature produced by environmental tobacco smoke, the indoor VOC results are presented separately for homes with and without smokers.

Last Updated: May 31, 2021
Date Published: May 28, 2021
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: CSV XLS
Keywords:  Volatile organic compound, VOC, indoor air quality, indoor VOC, outdoor VOC, smoking, air quality, Regina
Federal

A residential indoor air quality study was conducted by Health Canada in 2009 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A range of air parameters typically found in and around residences was measured for seven consecutive 24-hour periods in 50 homes during the winter and summer seasons, with 42 homes participating in both seasons. Among the different pollutants measured, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were collected using Summa canisters. The sample canisters were analyzed for 193 polar and non-polar VOCs.

Last Updated: May 18, 2021
Date Published: May 10, 2021
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: CSV XLS
Keywords:  Volatile organic compound, Indoor Air Quality, VOC
Federal

A residential indoor air quality study was conducted by Health Canada in 2010. A range of air parameters typically found in and around residences was measured for seven consecutive 24-hour periods in 50 homes during the winter and summer seasons, with 26 homes participating in both seasons. Among the different pollutants measured, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were collected using Summa™ canisters. The sample canisters were analyzed for 193 polar and non-polar VOCs.This report presents a summary of the 24-hour VOC statistics (per season) obtained as part of this study and is intended to provide relevant Canadian information on exposure to VOCs found indoors and outdoors within non-smoking residences.

Last Updated: Apr. 27, 2021
Date Published: Jan. 12, 2021
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: XLSX CSV
Keywords:  Volatile organic compound, Indoor Air Quality
Federal

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are a diverse group of chemicals characterized by a high vapour pressure, as they are emitted in the form of a gas from solids or liquids at ordinary room temperatures. They are ubiquitous since they are found in both ambient and indoor air.

Last Updated: Oct. 5, 2020
Date Published: Feb. 5, 2018
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Indoor Air Reference Levels, Chronic Exposure, Volatile Organic Compounds, diverse group of chemicals, gas from solids or liquids.
Federal

Monitoring of volatile organic compounds (VOC) was initiated by Environment and Climate Change Canada at the Wood Buffalo Environmental Association (WBEA) Air Monitoring Station (AMS) 1 – Bertha Ganter, in Fort McKay, Alberta in October 2011. The VOC compounds that are currently being measured at AMS 1 are benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, m,p-xylenes, and o-xylene (BTEX).

All of the validated VOC maximum hourly concentrations are below the hourly Alberta Ambient Air Quality Objectives (AAAQOs). The annual mean benzene concentrations are also below the annual AAAQO for benzene.

Last Updated: Jul. 21, 2019
Date Published: Jul. 19, 2016
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Oil sands, Air quality, Ambient air, active sampling, oil sands, volatile organic compounds, VOC, trace gases, Alberta Ambient Air Quality Objectives
Federal

Air contaminants are pollutants that are present in the air and can put your health at risk. Learn about the different indoor air contaminants.

Last Updated: Oct. 5, 2020
Date Published: Oct. 15, 2018
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Indoor air contaminants, pollutants in the air, health at risk.
Federal

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a class of industrial chemicals that were used in a wide variety of applications including transformer oils, paints, and lubricants. PCBs are lipophilic compounds and accumulate in the tissues of biological organisms and bioconcentrate through the food chain. These compounds are thermally stable, persist in the environment and are subject to long-range transport. Canadian regulations related to PCBs came into force in 2008, which limit the release of these chemicals to the environment.

Last Updated: May 27, 2020
Date Published: May 1, 2020
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: XLSX TXT CSV
Keywords:  Total, Diet, Foods, Composites, Polychlorinated biphenyl, PCB, PCBs, market basket survey
Provincial

Concentration levels from soil sampled in urban and rural parklands in the province. Data includes: * station name and location (rounded to 1 km precision) * sample date * results for 35 inorganics (1991) * results for 8 volatile organic compounds (2009)

Last Updated: Dec. 9, 2020
Date Published: Jan. 11, 2020
Organization: Government of Ontario
Formats: PDF HTML ZIP
Keywords:  Environment and Natural Resources, Environment and energy, Government information
Federal

Many volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are present in the indoor air of Canadian homes, some of which may pose a risk to human health at certain exposure concentrations. Health Canada has developed exposure limits for a small number of VOCs which were prioritized for full assessments because they are commonly found in Canadian homes and have the potential to cause adverse health effects.

Last Updated: Oct. 5, 2020
Date Published: Feb. 5, 2018
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Indoor Air Reference Levels, volatile organic compounds, indoor air of Canadian homes, risk to human health, exposure concentrations, exposure limits, adverse health effects.
Federal

The Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators (CESI) program provides data and information to track Canada's performance on key environmental sustainability issues. The Air pollutant emissions indicators track emissions from human activities of 6 key air pollutants: sulphur oxides, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds, ammonia, carbon monoxide and fine particulate matter. Black carbon, which is a component of fine particulate matter, is also reported. Sectoral indicators on air pollutant emissions from transportation, off-road vehicles and mobile equipment, electric utilities and the oil and gas industry provide additional analysis on the largest sources of Canada's air pollutant emissions.

Last Updated: Jul. 22, 2019
Date Published: May 30, 2019
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: CSV HTML
Keywords:  environmental indicators, air and climate, air pollution, emissions, air pollutants, volatile organic compounds, sources, province, territory
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