Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) belong to the more general class of polycyclic aromatic compounds that contain two or more aromatic rings fused together in a linear or angular configuration. PAHs consist of carbon and hydrogen only. Hence, polycyclic aromatic compounds containing heteroatoms (e.g., N, S, and O) in their molecular structure would not belong to the group of PAHs in a narrow sense of the chemical nomenclature.
Anthropogenic Origin and Carcinogenicity
KeywordsHuman Bronchial Epithelial Cell Polycyclic Aromatic Compound Carcinogenic PAHs Microsomal Epoxide Hydrolase Arylhydrocarbon Receptor Protein
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