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Hydrocarbons, Polyaromatic: Health Hazards

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ICSC Short-Term Exposure

ICSC Long-Term Exposure

ICSC Routes of Exposure and Symptoms

US NIOSH Target Organs & Routes of Entry

US NIOSH Symptoms

ANTHRACENE    120-12-7

eyes; skin; resp tract; GI tract


Inhalation: cough, laboured breathing, sore throat

Skin: may be absorbed, redness

Eyes: redness, pain

Ingestion: abdominal pain


Skin: may be absorbed


Skin: may be absorbed

BENZO(ghi) FLUORANTHENE     203-12-3

Skin: may be absorbed


Skin: may be absorbed

BENZO(ghi)PERYLENE     191-24-2

Skin: may be absorbed

BENZO(a)PYRENE          50-32-8

genes and birth defects

DIBENZO(a,h)ANTHRACENE     53-70-3

eyes; skin; resp tract


Skin: photosensitization

Eyes: redness, pain



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