The report gives results of a study to qualitatively identify organic pollutants in the air inside new automobiles. In recent years, concern has developed over the concentration of organic vapors inside new automobiles. A literature search first identified numerous volatilization products from plastics used in the construction of automobile interiors. Charcoal tubes were used to collect air samples in seven test vehicles. Vinyl chloride monomer concentrations of 0.4 to 1.2 ppm were detected in two vehicles. The concentrations in the other five test vehicles during this preliminary study were below the detection limit of 0.05 ppm.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Monsanto Research Corporation

    1515 Nicholas Road
    Dayton, OH  United States  45407

    Industrial Environmental Research Lab

    Research Triangle Pk, NC  United States  27711
  • Authors:
    • Hedley, W H
    • Cheng, J T
    • McCormick, R J
    • Lewis, W A
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147055
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MRC-DA-535 Final Rpt., EPA/600/2-76/124
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-68-02-1404
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM