The Source of U.S. EPA's Sixteen PAH Priority Pollutants

  title={The Source of U.S. EPA's Sixteen PAH Priority Pollutants},
  author={Lawrence H. Keith},
  journal={Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds},
  pages={147 - 160}
  • L. H. Keith
  • Published 15 March 2015
  • Environmental Science
  • Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds
Little is written or published about where EPA's 16 PAH Priority Pollutants came from or how and why these particular compounds were selected as representatives of PAHs to regulate. Now, over thirty years later questions are being asked whether some of these compounds are still useful or whether others might be better. Environmental analysis today is very different from the way it was at the time of this list’s selection. The present is often linked to the past; thus, in order to evaluate the… 

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