Studies on the body - retaining rate of smoking-related carcinogens using some important volatile organic compounds (VOC)

흡연시 발암성 물질의 체내 잔존율에 대한 연구 - 주요 휘발성 유기화합물을 중심으로

  • Kim, K.H. (Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Sejong University) ;
  • Choi, Y.J. (Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Sejong University) ;
  • Hong, Y.J. (Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Sejong University) ;
  • Yang, H.S. (Sam Sung Electronics) ;
  • Lee, J.H. (Dept. of Environmental Engineering, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Lee, Y.K. (Gyeonggido Institue of Environment and Health)
  • Received : 2004.06.30
  • Accepted : 2004.08.26
  • Published : 2004.10.25


In order to learn the emission characteristics of hazardous pollutants associated with environmental tobacco smoking (ETS), we measured the concentrations of major aromatic VOC and carbonyl compounds released from ETS. By acquiring the different smoke types of ETS, we were able to determine that the concentrations of those species range from ppb (normal exhaled air of smoker prior to smoking) to ppm levels (direct release of ETS without filter). Using these measurement data, we also evaluated the body-retaining rate of these compounds as the result of ETS. The results of our analysis indicated that predominant portion of them (e.g., > 99%) are retained as the result of cigarette smoking. To learn more about the potential impact of ETS, more extensive study may be required to assess the gross picture of pollutant deposition inside respiratory intake and their health-effects.


ETS;aromatic VOC;aldehydes;body deposition


Supported by : 삼성전자(주)


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