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Atmospheric polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Asia: a review from 1999 to 2004.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16343719     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are present in both gaseous and particulate phases. These compounds are considered to be atmospheric contaminants and are human carcinogens. Many studies have monitored atmospheric particulate and gaseous phases of PAH in Asia over the past 5 years. This work compares and discusses different sample collection, pretreatment and analytical methods. The main PAH sources are traffic exhausts (AcPy, FL, Flu, PA, Pyr, CHR, BeP) and industrial emissions (BaP, BaA, PER, BeP, COR, CYC). PAH concentrations are highest in areas of traffic, followed by the urban sites, and lowest in rural sites. Meteorological conditions, such as temperature, wind speed and humidity, strongly affect PAH concentrations at all sampling sites. This work elucidates the characteristics, sources and distribution, and the healthy impacts of atmospheric PAH species in Asia.
Kuan-Foo Chang; Guor-Cheng Fang; Jhy-Cherng Chen; Yuh-Shen Wu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2005-12-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987)     Volume:  142     ISSN:  0269-7491     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ. Pollut.     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-08     Completed Date:  2007-04-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804476     Medline TA:  Environ Pollut     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  388-96     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center for Environmental, Safety and Health Technology Department, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollutants / analysis*
Environmental Monitoring / methods*
Particulate Matter
Polycyclic Hydrocarbons, Aromatic / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants; 0/Particulate Matter; 0/Polycyclic Hydrocarbons, Aromatic

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