Air Pollutant Emissions from Kerosene Space Heaters

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Science  10 Dec 1982:
Vol. 218, Issue 4577, pp. 1113-1115
DOI: 10.1126/science.218.4577.1113


Air pollutant emissions from portable convective and radiant kerosene space heaters were measured in an environmental chamber. Emission factors for nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and oxygen depletion are presented. The data suggest that the use of such heaters in residences can result in exposures to air pollutants in excess of ambient air quality standards and in some cases in excess of occupational health standards.

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