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Human Exposure to Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons.

Authors
Bridbord K; Finklea JF; Wagoner JK; Moran JB; Caplan P
Source
Carcinogenesis, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons: chemistry, metabolism, and carcinogenesis. Freudenthal RI, Jones, PW, eds. New York: Raven Press, 1976 Jan; 1:319-324
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00117817
Abstract
Sources of human exposure to polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) are reviewed. PAH emissions from automobiles are described along with occupational exposures during road work, roof work, coke oven work, and aircraft pilot work. Estimates also are included on benzo(a)pyrene (50328) exposures from cigarette smoke, and measured benzo(a)pyrene concentrations inside a restaurant, a Kenyan hut, and aircraft cockpits are listed. Total PAH exposures are estimated for various populations as cigarette equivalents. The authors conclude that PAH exposures can occur through occupational exposures as well as smoking habits, activity patterns, and residential areas. They suggest that total exposures both on and off the job be considered when assessing the potential human health effects of a chemical.
Keywords
Polynuclear-hydrocarbons; Combustion-products; Environmental-factors; Environmental-hazards; Humans; Air-contamination
CAS No.
50-32-8
Publication Date
19760101
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Freudenthal RI; Jones PW
Fiscal Year
1976
ISBN No.
9780890041031
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
Carcinogenesis, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons: chemistry, metabolism, and carcinogenesis
State
NY; WV
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