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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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The purpose of this contract involves the collection and analysis for the detection of asbestos and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (pahs) in asphalt pavement on the entire road network in the indre-et loire.
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons ( PAHs) are generally considered carcinogenic & mutagenic, and are hence considered an important air pollutant that needs to be monitored Lung cancer is the most serious health risk from exposure to PAHs.
The polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons tend to stick around a bit longer: they're more difficult for microbes to break down.
pdf) In a statement Monday issued at the request of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Samsonite said levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, or PAH, found in the handles of three models of Tokyo Chic luggage, made under Samsonite's American Tourister brand, were lower than what was reported in an article published by the Hong Kong Consumer Council.
FDA also calculated allowable thresholds, known as levels of concern, for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in each type of Gulf seafood it tested.
Prezant called the finding surprising due to the short latency period but "biologically plausible" because WTC exposure included polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls and dioxins-all known carcinogens.
Lymphocyte phenotype analysis and chromosome aberration frequency of workers occupationally exposed to styrene, benzene, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or mixed solvents.
The aim of the present study was to determine the level of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH), anthracene, in a dichloromethane-hexane crude extract of the flesh of fish by GC-MS.
Results of a study of the ban's impact were just published in a paper titled Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Austin Sediments After A Ban on Pavement Sealers in Environmental Forensics, the journal of the International Society of Environmental Forensics.
Volume 92 of the IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of the Carcinogenic Risks to Humans compiles results of studies on 60 compounds and several occupations involving exposures to coal-derived polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
They found that steaks fried on a gas hob produce more potentially harmful polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons can be formed from both natural and anthropogenic sources.

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