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Table 1 Ventilatory and activity patterns for adult males, adult females, and a ten year-old child

From: Thoracic and respirable particle definitions for human health risk assessment

  Sleeping Sitting Light Heavy
    Exercise Exercise
Adult Male VT (mL) 625 750 1250 1920
Sedentary worker f (min-1) 12 12 20 26
  t (hr) 8.5 5.5 9.75 0.25
  Vdaily (L/day) 3825 2970 14625 749
Adult Female VT (mL) 444 464 992 1364
Sedentary worker f (min-1) 12 14 21 33
  t (hr) 8.5 5.5 9.75 0.25
  Vdaily (L/day) 2717 2144 12187 675
Child (10 yrs) VT (mL) 304 333 583 752
Male or Female f (min-1) 17 19 32 45
  t (hr) 10 4.67 9.33 0
  Vdaily (L/day) 3101 1772 10447 0
  1. VT, tidal volume; f, breathing frequency; t, time spent engaged in specific activity; Vdaily, total volume inspired in 24 hr. Data are from ICRP [12] Tables B15 and B16A-B for breathing and activity patterns, respectively.