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Found 10 records similar to Volatile organic compounds (VOC)

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A cross-over study was conducted among 42 healthy adults during summer 2010 in Ottawa, Canada. Participants cycled for 1-hour along high and low-traffic routes and volatile organic compound (VOC) exposures were determined along each route.

Last Updated: Feb. 10, 2022
Date Published: Feb. 9, 2022
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: CSV XLS TXT
Keywords:  Volatile organic compound, Air Quality, Bike, Cycling, VOC, Ottawa
Federal

Ground-level ozone can cause a variety of health effects, including coughing, irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, chest discomfort, shortness of breath and decreased lung function. You are more sensitive to ozone if you have an underlying breathing condition.

Last Updated: Dec. 2, 2021
Date Published: Sep. 7, 2017
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  ozone, ground-level ozone, health effects, sensitive to ozone
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

Health Canada and the University of Windsor collected 24-hour personal, indoor, and outdoor exposure samples for 188 polar and non-polar volatile organic compounds (VOCs). A total of 100 study participants in Windsor, Ontario were followed over two 1-year periods. Sampling took place in 8-week winter and summer periods of 2005 and 2006. In 2005, five consecutive 24-hour VOC sampling measurements were obtained to represent indoor, outdoor, and personal exposure levels.

Last Updated: Apr. 28, 2021
Date Published: Mar. 16, 2021
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: CSV XLS
Keywords:  Volatile organic compound, indoor exposure, outdoor exposure, polar, non-polar, 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
Last Updated: Jan. 18, 2022
Date Published: Jan. 4, 2022
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: CSV TXT
Keywords:  Total, Diet, Foods, Composites, volatile, VOC, VOCs, market basket survey, TDS
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

How coronavirus infection is spread by infected people and how to help reduce your risk of infection by washing your hands and avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

Last Updated: Aug. 4, 2020
Date Published: Jun. 18, 2020
Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  COVID-19, coronavirus disease, how coronavirus infection spreads, prevent, reduce risk of infection, wash hands, avoid touching, eyes, nose
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: Sep. 27, 2022
Date Published: Apr. 14, 2022
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: WMS CSV KMZ ESRI REST HTML
Keywords:  CESI; environmental indicators; air and climate; air pollution; local; emissions; air pollutants; nitrogen oxides; facilities, Environment, Sustainable development, Geographic data, Air pollution
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