A review of airborne polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and their human health effects.

@article{Kim2013ARO,
  title={A review of airborne polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and their human health effects.},
  author={Ki-Hyun Kim and Shamin Ara Jahan and Ehsanul Kabir and Richard J. C. Brown},
  journal={Environment international},
  year={2013},
  volume={60},
  pages={71-80}
}
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a large group of organic compounds comprised of two or more fused benzene rings arranged in various configurations. PAHs are widespread environmental contaminants formed as a result of incomplete combustion of organic materials such as fossil fuels. The occurrence of PAHs in ambient air is an increasing concern because of their carcinogenicity and mutagenicity. Although emissions and allowable concentrations of PAHs in air are now regulated, the… CONTINUE READING
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