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Toxicological information

Exposure related observations in humans: other data

Administrative data

Endpoint:
exposure-related observations in humans: other data
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
supporting study
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: Recent, well documented study published in open literature

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
publication
Title:
Higher prevalence of breathlessness in elderly exposed to indoor aldehydes and VOCs in a representative sample of French dwellings
Author:
Bentayeb M, Billionnet C, Baiz N, Derbez M, Kirchner S, Annesi-Maesano I
Year:
2013
Bibliographic source:
Respiratory Medicine 107, 1598-1607

Materials and methods

Endpoint addressed:
other: breathlessness
Principles of method if other than guideline:
To determine the respiratory effects of indoor exposures to aldehydes and VOCs, including butoxyethanol, as objectively measured using passive samplers, in elderly living in a population-based representative sample of French dwellings.
GLP compliance:
no

Test material

Reference
Name:
Unnamed
Type:
Constituent

Method

Ethical approval:
not applicable
Exposure assessment:
measured
Details on exposure:
TYPE OF EXPOSURE: Indoor air.

TYPE OF EXPOSURE MEASUREMENT: Area air sampling. VOCs were collected onto Carbograph four adsorbents (Radiello, Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri (FSM)). Adsorbed VOCs were extracted through thermodesorption and analyzed by GC/FID-MS. 567 dwellings were assessed.

Results and discussion

Results:
No measurements of 2-butoxyethyl acetate were detected above the LoD (0.3ug/m3).

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Executive summary:

In a study to measure the levels of indoor air concentrations of a number of volatile organic compounds, 2 -butoxyethyl acetate was not detected.