Preliminary investigations of pentachlorophenol emissions from biocide-treated masonry: a source ...


A basement room in Melton Constable Hall, Norfolk, had large concentrations of crystalline pentachlorophenol ( PCP ) on the walls from a previous treatment. Because the room was empty and unoccupied, it was considered less likely to have suffered PCP contamination from external sources, and was therefore suitable to study whether PCP masonry treatments might lead to significant increases in PCP concentrations indoors. Dust debris, airborne particulates, passively deposited suspended particulates and volatile PCP emissions were studied, leading to the conclusion that inhalation was not a probable route of PCP exposure. 18 refs.

Primary author(s): Watt D;Colston B

Source: Build.Environ.

             Vol.38, No.12, 2003, p.1385-1388          




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