[On the presence of 20-methylcholanthrene in the atmospheric air (author's transl)].


The strongly carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon 20-Methylcholanthrene was detected in the urban atmospheric air in Budapest (the capital of Hungary). The main source of this pollution seems to be the motor vehicle traffic, since samples from a heavy traffic junction contained up to six times higher 20-Methylcholanthrene concentrations than samples from a low traffic area. Ultraviolet absorption spectrophotometry yielded similar results. The presence of 20-Methylcholanthrene is apparently connected with the presence of 3,4-Benzpyrene and 1,2-Benzpyrene, respectively.

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@article{Morlin1979OnTP, title={[On the presence of 20-methylcholanthrene in the atmospheric air (author's transl)].}, author={Z Morlin and Michael Kertesz and Adrien Kiss and J Szeili}, journal={Zentralblatt für Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde, Infektionskrankheiten und Hygiene. Erste Abteilung Originale. Reihe B: Hygiene, Betriebshygiene, präventive Medizin}, year={1979}, volume={169 5-6}, pages={446-55} }