Publisher : Korean Society of Environmental Health
DOI : 10.5668/JEHS.2013.39.1.99
Title & Authors
Historical Data on Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality in Seoul, Korea Lee, Kiyoung; Sherwood, R. Jerry;
Objectives: This paper was prepared in memory of Jerry Sherwood, who provided a significant contribution to the Korean environmental and occupational health fields. Methods: Rare air quality data in Seoul were gathered by Jerry Sherwood when he visited Korea in the early 1980s. and TPM concentrations were measured. These air quality measurements were based on ambient stationary monitoring and indoor air quality monitoring in various locations. Measurement during transportation was also applied. Results: Ambient and TPM concentrations in Seoul were very high in the early 1980s. Ambient concentrations were higher at nighttime. While ambient concentrations varied by location, the Guro industrial area showed high levels. When indoor sources were presented, indoor concentration was higher than outdoor level. Coal briquettes were closely associated with high indoor concentration. Conclusion: This paper provided valuable historical information of air quality in Seoul.
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