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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].
In humans, cytochrome P450 1A1 induction in response to cigarette smoke in vivo has been noted in extrahepatic tissue, including placenta [5-7]; while cigarette smoke predisposition of lymphocytes to in vitro induction of AHH by a follow-up hydrocarbon inducer such as benzanthracene has also been suggested [8].