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Toxics, Volume 5, Issue 3 (September 2017)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are of major concern because of their mutagenic and [...] Read more. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are of major concern because of their mutagenic and carcinogenic properties. Carcinogenic potency of ambient air is usually assessed using particle-bound 16 U.S. EPA priority PAHs. A study published in this volume shows that the traditional approach likely underestimates aerosol PAH toxicity. A review of 13 projects, in which 88 gas and particle phase PAHs were measured in different ambient and source aerosols, shows that the 16 particle-bound EPA PAHs could be responsible for only 14% of PAH toxicity. The study stresses the need for a thorough toxicity review of PAHs outside the EPA priority list. View this paper