Study of exposure particulate matter (PM₂.₅) in art studios at Faculty Art and Design, UiTM Puncak Alam / Shafiq Hurairah Azmi

Azmi, Shafiq Hurairah (2018) Study of exposure particulate matter (PM₂.₅) in art studios at Faculty Art and Design, UiTM Puncak Alam / Shafiq Hurairah Azmi. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Particulate matter (PM) is a main indicator of air pollution that brought into the air by many source of nature and human activities. A lot of studies conducted related to
particulate matter at the study places to produce a safe and healthy study places. This study was carried out to assess the concentration of particulate matter PM₂.₅ before, during and after the different activities was carried out in the different studios. Faculty Art and Design was selected. The 8 hours measurement of PM₂.₅ were monitored during the class session. The measurement were measured by using Dust Trak (TSI), which to evaluate concentration of PM₂.₅ in the studios. The result that are obtained from the analysis shows the printing activities had dominated the mean concentration which is 92.45 µg/m³ compare to others activities- painting activities 90.33 µg/m³, drawing activities 72.21 µg/m³, wood work activities 91.91 µg/m³ and spraying activities 66.45 µg/m³ respectively. The concentration of PM₂.₅ in all studios is fall under the standard by Malaysia Ambient Air Standard (MAAQS) but exceed the standard limit at the certain time, which is 75 µg/m³ for PM₂.₅. The finding shows the activities in the different studios is significantly influenced for PM₂.₅ concentration where p<0.05. PM₂.₅ exposure concentration in the printing studio is the highest where 12.11 µg/m³, and the lowest exposure concentration of PM₂.₅ is in art studio 2 where 8.71 µg/m³. The findings shows student exposed to the low risk exposure of PM₂.₅ concentration. Therefore, this study to assess the concentration of PM₂.₅ is necessary because student is exposed to the respiratory diseases cause by particulate matter. Thus, from this study the mitigation measure should be taken to overcome the crisis.


Item Type: Student Project
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Azmi, Shafiq Hurairah
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Megat Mokhtar, Megat Azman
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > Environmental health. Including sewage disposal, air pollution, nuisances, water supply
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > Air pollution and its control > Indoor air pollution. Including indoor air quality
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Health Sciences
Programme: Bachelor in Environmental Health and Safety
Keywords: PM₂.₅, art studio, exposure assessment, air quality
Date: 2018
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