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Document ID (ISN)110640
CIS number 10-0251
ISBN(s) 978-92-832-1292-8
Year 2010
Convention or series no. IARC Monographs Volume 92
Title Some non-heterocyclic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and some related exposures
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), 150 cours Albert Thomas, 69372 Lyon Cedex 08, France 2010. viii, 853p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: CHF 55.00; USD 55.00; CHF 38.50 in developing countries; downloadable version free of charge.
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Abstract This volume reviews the potential carcinogenicity of 60 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and several occupational exposures involving coal-derived PAHs. These are formed during the incomplete combustion of organic material. Environmental sources of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons include industrial air pollution, urban air pollution, tobacco smoke and diet (which is commonly the main source of exposure in non-smokers who are not exposed to such hydrocarbons through their occupations). High occupational exposure can arise during the conversion of coal to coke and coal tar, and during the processing and use of products derived from coal tar. In this volume, benzo[a]pyrene, other PAHs and related occupational exposures were evaluated by an IARC Monographs Working Group, reviewing epidemiological evidence, animal bioassays, and mechanistic and other relevant data to reach conclusions as to their carcinogenic hazard to humans.
Descriptors (primary) IARC; WHO; aromatic hydrocarbons; polycyclic hydrocarbons; hazard evaluation; carcinogenic effects
Descriptors (secondary) carcinogens; smoking; mutagenic effects; literature survey; glossary; criteria document
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceIARC
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Cancer and carcinogens
Aromatic hydrocarbons
IARC Monographs