Mutagenic and carcinogenic hazards of settled house dust. I: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon content and excess lifetime cancer risk from preschool exposure.

@article{Maertens2008MutagenicAC,
  title={Mutagenic and carcinogenic hazards of settled house dust. I: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon content and excess lifetime cancer risk from preschool exposure.},
  author={Rebecca M Maertens and Xiaofeng Yang and Jiping Zhu and R{\'e}mi W Gagn{\'e} and George R. Douglas and Paul A. White},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 5},
  pages={1747-53}
}
Settled house dust (SHD) may be a significant source of children's indoor exposure to hazardous substances including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). In this study, organic extracts of sieved vacuum cleaner dust from 51 homes were examined for the presence of 13 PAHs via GC/MS. PAHs were found in all samples with levels of total PAHs ranging between… CONTINUE READING