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Persistent pollution with dangerous nanoparticles in Austrian hospitality venues

Neuberger, Manfred

Abstract:
Motivation: After the introduction of a partial smoking ban in the Austrian hospitality industry in 2009 poor compliance and pollution with fine particles in 47 Viennese smoking rooms and 23 adjacent non-smoking rooms was found (www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/2/2/171). Because PM1 correlated with air nicotine and was more discriminative than PM2.5, a second survey in 134 rooms of hospitality venues in Vienna included particle number (PN) and lung deposited surface area (www.nature.com/articles/jes201322.pdf). The high pollution with ultrafines found even in the nonsmoking sections, contributed to the legislation of 2015, which banned smoking without exceptions. But a new government cancelled this ban before it entered into force in 2018, arguing with improvements of compliance. Therefore a comparable survey was performed in Graz (Sep.-Nov.) and smaller towns in Lower Austria (Nov.-Dec. 2018).

Methods: All indoor samples were taken unannounced and secretly. Immediately after indoor sampling one outdoor sample was taken on the street, where the enterprise was located. In Graz one non-smoking venue was used as an indoor reference for 26 venues where PN was measured in the smoking room and an adjacent non-smoking room. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000096762
Veröffentlicht am 23.07.2019
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Aerosolforschung (IMK-AAF)
Publikationstyp Vortrag
Publikationsdatum 15.05.2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000096762
Veranstaltung 7th International Symposium on Ultrafine Particles, Air Quality and Climate (2019), Brüssel, Belgien, 15.05.2019 – 16.05.2019
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