polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon

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polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon

n. Abbr. PAH
Any of a class of carcinogenic organic molecules that consist of three or more benzene rings and are commonly produced by fossil fuel combustion. Also called polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon.
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Isolation and characterization of polyaromatic hydrocarbon degrading soil microbes from automobile workshop sediments.
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Area soil is contaminated with metals and polyaromatic hydrocarbons.
Risk-based soil screening levels for crude oil: The role of polyaromatic hydrocarbons. The petroleum environmental research forum, USA.
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Human contact with creosote poses a health risk because it contains carcinogenic polyaromatic hydrocarbons.
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