polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon

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polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon

n. Abbr. PAH
Any of a class of carcinogenic organic molecules that consist of three or more benzene rings and are commonly produced by fossil fuel combustion. Also called polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon.
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Under this proposed settlement, Dunbar will pay the costs to cover exposed slag with asphalt or clean fill to prevent releases of heavy metals and polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and ensure there is no exposed waste.
This analysis includes the mass balance of trace metals in the initial fuel and the formed ash, the emissions of dioxins/furans (PCDD/F), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and particulate matter (PM 2.
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Two important charcoal emissions, carbon monoxide (CO) and polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) have been found in hookah smoke.
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Human contact with creosote poses a health risk because it contains carcinogenic polyaromatic hydrocarbons.
While the persistent and extremely toxic polyaromatic hydrocarbons have--rightly--received the bulk of press attention, other challenges lurk.
Noting that the oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill contains benzene, toluene, polyaromatic hydrocarbons and other compounds which are known carcinogens, the complaint alleges that exposure has been shown to cause rashes, dizziness, headaches, nausea, infertility, immune system suppression, disruption of hormone levels, blood disorders, mutations, cancer, and lung, liver and kidney damage.