Bioavailability and Risk Assessment of Orally Ingested Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

  title={Bioavailability and Risk Assessment of Orally Ingested Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons},
  author={Aramandla Ramesh and Stormy A. Walker and Darryl B Hood and Mar{\'i}a D Guill{\'e}n and Klaus Schneider and Eric H. Weyand},
  journal={International Journal of Toxicology},
  pages={301 - 333}
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a family of toxicants that are ubiquitous in the environment. These contaminants generate considerable interest, because some of them are highly carcinogenic in laboratory animals and have been implicated in breast, lung, and colon cancers in humans. These chemicals commonly enter the human body through inhalation of cigarette smoke or consumption of contaminated food. Of these two pathways, dietary intake of PAHs constitutes a major source of… 

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