Assessment of ozone exposures in the greater metropolitan Toronto area

J Air Waste Manag Assoc. 1995 Apr;45(4):223-34. doi: 10.1080/10473289.1995.10467362.


An ozone (O3) exposure assessment study was conducted in Toronto, Ontario, Canada during the winter and summer of 1992. A new passive O3 sampler developed by Harvard was used to measure indoor, outdoor, and personal O3 concentrations. Measurements were taken weekly and daily during the winter and summer, respectively. Indoor samples were collected at a total of 50 homes and workplaces of study participants. Outdoor O3 concentrations were measured both at home sites using the passive sampler and at 20 ambient monitoring sites with continuous monitors. Personal O3 measurements were collected from 123 participants, who also completed detailed time-activity diaries. A total of 2,274 O3 samples were collected. In addition, weekly air exchange rates of homes were measured.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Air Pollutants, Occupational / analysis*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Environmental Exposure*
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Ontario
  • Ozone / analysis*


  • Air Pollutants, Occupational
  • Ozone