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dc.contributor.supervisorWong, Charles S (Chemistry)en_US
dc.contributor.authorNikoobakht, Neda
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-28T20:12:38Z
dc.date.available2014-07-28T20:12:38Z
dc.date.issued2014-07-28
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/23722
dc.description.abstractPer and polyfluorinated compounds (PFCs) include a large group of chemicals which are known to be toxic, bioaccumulative and resistant to hydrolysis, photolysis, microbial degradation and metabolism. However, human exposure pathways and toxic effects to humans are still widely unknown and more data is needed over time. The concentrations of 7 PFCs were measured in indoor air from homes in Winnipeg, Manitoba using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. 16 PFCs were measured in house dust from Winnipeg, Manitoba using on-line solid phase extraction coupled with liquid chromatography mass spectrometry. For commonly detected PFCs in indoor air and dust, concentrations were found at pg/m3 and ng/g levels, respectively, similar to that observed in other recent studies. Appropriate statistical tests and principal component analysis were used to evaluate possible associations between PFC concentrations and home characteristics. PFCs in indoor air and dust were associated with each other and home characteristics but not with indoor ambient temperature nor type of room (child room or the most used room). Furthermore PFCs did not show significant association with infant wheezing. None of the neutral PFCs in indoor air showed an association with seasonal temperature variation, except 8:2 FTOH and MeFOSE that had significantly higher concentrations in winter than summer.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectPolyfluorinated compoundsen_US
dc.subjectIndoor airen_US
dc.subjectDusten_US
dc.subjectWheezingen_US
dc.titleRoutes of human exposure to per- and polyfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in Winnipeg homesen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineChemistryen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeBecker, Allan (Immunology) Perreault, Helene (Chemistry)en_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Science (M.Sc.)en_US
dc.description.noteOctober 2014en_US
local.subject.manitobayesen_US


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