Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) residues on skin in relation to air levels among roofers.

@article{Wolff1989PolycyclicAH,
  title={Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) residues on skin in relation to air levels among roofers.},
  author={Mary S. Wolff and Robin Herbert and Michele Marcus and Maritza Rivera and Philip J. Landrigan and Leeann Andrews},
  journal={Archives of environmental health},
  year={1989},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={157-63}
}
To assess the utility of skin wipes as an index of exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), simultaneous skin wipe and breathing zone air samples were obtained for 10 roofers. Samples were obtained during removal of an old coal-tar pitch roof and application of a new asphalt roof. Skin wipes were obtained immediately before and after the workshift. Anthracene was present in air but not skin samples. In air samples, the relative concentrations of seven PAHs were fluoranthene greater… CONTINUE READING