The influence of specific atmospheric circulation types on PM10-bound benzo(a)pyrene inhalation related lung cancer risk in Barcelona, Spain.

Benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) is a Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) well known for its carcinogenic effects. In this study, BaP levels in daily PM10 samples collected at 8 stations in Barcelona (Spain), during the years 2013-2015, were analyzed in relation to distinct atmospheric circulation patterns. Our objective was to estimate the BaP inhalation related… CONTINUE READING