VOC and particle concentrations in new and old model automobiles
International Journal of Transport Development and Integration
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted from vehicle dashboards, panelling and interior components are one of the primary contributors to poor automobile air quality. Exposure to VOCs can result in symptoms such as headaches and fatigue which can lead to unsafe driving. The purpose of this pilot study was to compare the VOC and airborne particle concentration levels between new model (<10 years old, N = 6) and old model (>10 years old, N = 4) automobiles. VOC and particle measurements were conducted at the beginning of business operations and then again four hours later to assess the impact of temperature on material emissions of VOCs. Morning VOC measurements in new and old model au- tomobiles ranged from
Dotherow, Edward, Deonte Martin, Atin Adhikari.
"VOC and particle concentrations in new and old model automobiles."
International Journal of Transport Development and Integration, 3 (2): 179-184.