Cancer risk from occupational and environmental exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

  title={Cancer risk from occupational and environmental exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons},
  author={Paolo Boffetta and Nadia Jourenkova and Per Gustavsson},
  journal={Cancer Causes \& Control},
Epidemiologic evidence on the relationship between polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and cancer is reviewed. High occupational exposure to PAHs occurs in several industries and occupations. Covered here are aluminum production, coal gasification, coke production, iron and steel foundries, tar distillation, shale oil extraction, wood impregnation, roofing, road paving, carbon black production, carbon electrode production, chimney sweeping, and calcium carbide production. In addition… 

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