Vehicle Occupant Exposure to Air Pollution



Vehicle Occupant Exposure to Air Pollution

Authors

This study set out to establish whether the air pollution concentrations found in vehicles were different from those found outside, and if so, by what margins. In addition, it was intended to try and establish what other factors, such as traffic condition

Description

This was done by conducting a series of vehicle test runs with two carbon monoxide (CO) monitors, one inside the test car, and one attached to the roof. A total of nine test runs were carried out, and in order to test the possibility that a vehicle's vent

Abstract

This was done by conducting a series of vehicle test runs with two carbon monoxide (CO) monitors, one inside the test car, and one attached to the roof. A total of nine test runs were carried out, and in order to test the possibility that a vehicle's ventilation setting may influence in-vehicle CO levels, four different ventilation settings were alternately tested during these 1-tins.

A review of past work indicated that in-vehicle concentrations of several pollutants were generally about the same as those found directly outside the vehicle, but were much higher than the levels found on adjacent pavements, and higher still than concentrations measured by fixed site monitoring stations located away from roads.

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SCHIPPER L, PEAKE S and MARIE C, International Energy Agency, France

Publisher

Association for European Transport