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Free radicals in indoor environments

A poor indoor climate may result in e.g. eye- and airway irritation in office workers. The findings cannot be explained by physical or chemical conditions. However, significant irritation effects have been observed in animal- and human exposure to chemical mixtures containing radicals and other reactive species. The hazardous effects of radicals on plants and human cells are well known fact in medicine and biological literature.  

 

Recently, a new directions paper in the scientific journal Atmospheric Environment draw our attention to the need for methods to measure radicals indoors. Several international groups call for knowledge on indoor radicals, which is crucial in order to assess the health aspects of these species.

 

Radicals can be formed continuously in indoor environments, and reactions of ozone, nitrogen oxides and alkenes are expected to be a significant source of radicals. Examples are inorganic radicals (nitrate-, hydroxyl and hydroperoxyl radicals), organic radicals (alkyl-, alkoxy-, peroxyl- and biradicals). It is of crucial importance to be able to identify and quantify radicals in order to assess the health aspects hereof. 

 

 

 16.05.2008
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