Selected Non-Heterocyclic Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons - Environmental Health Criteria 202

United Nations Environment Programme ; World Health Organization ; International Labour Organisation ; Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC) (1998)

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) constitute a large class of compounds, and hundreds of individual substances may be released during incomplete combustion or pyrolysis of organic matter, an important source of human exposure. Studies of various environmentally relcvant matrices, such as coaL combustion effluents, motor vehicle exhaust, used motor lubricating oil, and tobacco smoke, have shown that the PAl -I in these mixtures are mainly responsible for their carcinogenic potential.

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