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Carbon monoxide in office buildings in Perth

Dingle, P., Pontin, R. and Watkins, C. (2002) Carbon monoxide in office buildings in Perth. Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand, 18 (4). pp. 367-373.


This report investigates carbon monoxide (CO) exposure in multistorey buildings in Perth and the factors affecting CO levels. A sample of five buildings selected at random in the Perth metropolitan area was used to measure background CO concentrations. All results were within acceptable standards. The lowest concentrations during the week of monitoring were generally recorded on Sunday, with the higher concentrations recorded on Monday to Friday. Indoor CO peak concentrations appeared to track peak-hour vehicle traffic. This can be explained by the amount of time that it took for CO concentrations from the traffic at street level to be entrained into the ventilation systems of the buildings. The lowest CO levels were reported in a commercial building which was away from the central business district.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Environmental Science
Publisher: CCH Australia Limited
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