FORMALDEHYDE AND NANO-PARTICLES

 tVOC and Formaldehyde Results

Place tVOCs Comment
City Park .025-.035 mg/m³ Deep in middle of
Along road no traffic .065 mg/m³ Normally high traffic
Passed by 1 car .095 mg/m³ same road as above
Passed by diesel truck .111 mg/m³ same road as above
Continuous traffic .115-.155 mg/m³ 45 mph avg
Inside convenience store .295 mg/m³ holy #%A%#9
Inside vehicle, low traffic .070-.090 mg/m³
My house on weekend .065-.095 mg/m³ only one week in test
My house on weekday .135-.250 mg/m³ only one week in test
My house with plume .400-6.000 mg/m³ average 1 or 2 per day
Outside of house / plume .450-7.000 mg/m³ average 1 or 2 per day

Table 1: Random observations of VOC levels near my home.

For the past three years or so, new technology sensors have allowed for inexpensive AQM monitors that can be purchased for money in the $100 range.  AQM is an acronym for “air quality monitor”.

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