Soot Components as Genetic Hazards

  • William G. Thilly
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 7)


The study of combustion effluents potential health effects involves identifying the substances present and estimating the probable health hazards of each. Unfortunately, there are no methods which permit such estimates of health hazards. We are presently using techniques for which we have no means of assessing accuracy.


Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Diesel Exhaust Smoke Level Turbulent Diffusion Flame Flame Retention 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • William G. Thilly
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  1. 1.Department of Nutrition and Food ScienceMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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