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Environmental behavior, sources, and effects of chlorinated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17334629     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The environmental sources and behaviors of chlorinated 2- to 5-ring polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (ClPAHs). ClPAHs are ubiquitous contaminants found in urban air, vehicle exhaust gas, snow, tap water, and sediments. The concentrations of ClPAHs in each of these environments are generally higher than those of dioxins but markedly lower than the concentrations of the parent compounds, PAHs. Environmental data and emission sources analysis for ClPAHs reveal that the dominant process of generation is by reaction of PAHs with chlorine in pyrosynthesis. This secondary reaction process also occurs in aquatic environments. Certain ClPAHs show greater toxicity, such as mutagenicity and aryl hydrocarbon receptor activity, than their corresponding parent PAHs. Investigation of the sources and environmental behavior of ClPAHs is of great importance in the assessment of human health risks.
Takeshi Ohura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2007-03-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  TheScientificWorldJournal     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1537-744X     ISO Abbreviation:  ScientificWorldJournal     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-05     Completed Date:  2007-03-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101131163     Medline TA:  ScientificWorldJournal     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  372-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Shizuoka, 52-1 Yada, Shizuoka 422-8526, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollutants / analysis*
Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated / analysis*
Industrial Waste / analysis*
Polycyclic Hydrocarbons, Aromatic / analysis*
Soil Pollutants / analysis*
Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants; 0/Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated; 0/Industrial Waste; 0/Polycyclic Hydrocarbons, Aromatic; 0/Soil Pollutants; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical

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