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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs, nitro-PAHs, oxy-PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organic chlorinated pesticides (OCPs) in the indoor and outdoor air of pig and cattle houses

CIGANEK M, RASZYK J, KOHOUTEK J, ANSORGOVA A, SALAVA J, PALAC J
Veterinarni Medicina 45, 2000, 217-226

Forty five semivolatile gaseous-phase and solid-phase organic compounds, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), nitro-substituted PAHs (nitro-PAHs), oxygenated PAHs (oxy-PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and organic chlorinated pesticides (OCPs) were quantified in samples of indoor and outdoor air collected on pig and cattle farms. Excepting oxy-PAHs, the concentrations of all the contaminants were higher in the indoor than in the outdoor samples. The air of the cattle houses contained higher concentrations of PAHs (40.1 to 71.5 ng/m(3)) (outdoor concentration 8.4 ng/m(3)) and that of the pig houses higher concentrations of PCBs (0.30 to 1.15 ng/m(3)) (outdoor concentration 0.10 ng/m(3)) and hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs


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