Volume 6 Number 6 (June 2015)
IJESD 2015 Vol.6(6): 464-468 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2015.V6.638

Health Risk Analysis of Indoor Air Pollution

K. F. R. Liu, K. Yeh, M.-J. Hung, C.-W. Chen, and Y.-S. Shen
Abstract—This study uses target organ-specific hazard index (TOSHI) and cancer Risk to analyze the health risk for indoor air pollutants defined in Taiwan Indoor Air Quality Management Act. The reference concentrations (RfC) refer to the minimal values among chronic reference exposure level (REL) developed by OEHHA, guideline values developed by WHO, threshold limit values (TLV) developed by ACGIH, and Taiwan Indoor Air Quality Standard. As for cancer unit risk, the minimal values between OEHH and WHO are considered. Finally, the method is performed to analyze the health risk of IAQ in a local hospital, before and after improvement plan, respectively.

Index Terms—Indoor air quality, health risk analysis, hazard index, reference concentration, cancer risk, unit risk.

K. F. R. Liu and M. J. Hung are with the Department of Safety, Health and Environmental Engineering, Ming Chi University of Technology, New Taipei City, Taiwan 24301, ROC (e-mail: kevinliu@mail.mcut.edu.tw, mingjui@mail.mcut.edu.tw).
K. Yeh is with the Department of Construction Science and Technology, De-Lin Institute of Technology, New Taipei City, Taiwan 23654, ROC (e-mail: kyeh@dlit.edu.tw).
C. W. Chen is with the Institute of Maritime Information and Technology, National Kaohsiung Marine University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan 80543, ROC (e-mail: chengwu@webmail.nkmu.edu.tw).
Y. S. Shen is with the Holistic Education Center, Mackay Medical College, New Taipei City, Taiwan 25245, ROC (e-mail: ysshen@mmc.edu.tw).

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Cite:K. F. R. Liu, K. Yeh, M.-J. Hung, C.-W. Chen, and Y.-S. Shen, "Health Risk Analysis of Indoor Air Pollution," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 464-468, 2015.





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  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print); 2972-3698 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
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