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A carcinogenic hydrocarbon.
Synonym(s): benzanthrene
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However, because of its lower combustibility it contains 50 percent more carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons including naphthalene, benzanthracene, and benzopyrene, than tobacco smoke.
Emissions of phenanthrene, pyrene, and benzanthracene were by 20-40% less for BDF than for PDF [96].
Furthermore, they also showed significant tumor growth retardation in 7, 12-dimethyl benzanthracene (DMBA)-induced rat mammary tumors (Hawariah and Stanslas 1998b).