Fused Ring Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Cancer

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Fused Ring Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Cancer

Postby Wilberforce » Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:21 pm

Fused Ring Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Cancer

In this illustration, the structure of polycyclical aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) is shown. These are present in smoke
of various types, including wood smoke and tobacco smoke. Notice the "notched" ring structure. This is generated
via pyrolysis of biomass cellulose. A burning wood log generates a higher amount of PAH than smaller tobacco grains,
due to the low volume to surface area ratio of the fuel.
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source: General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, H. Stephen Stoker, Houghton-Mifflin, 2004
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Re: Fused Ring Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Cancer

Postby cbhattarai » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:32 am

Hi Woodnyet,

Nice post and thank for the Image.
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Re: Fused Ring Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Cancer

Postby Wilberforce » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:52 pm

cbhattarai,

Click on the image for a larger printable version. Also, from our parent site:
http://burningissues.org/car-www/pdfs/W ... lemira.pdf

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• The Surgeon General has determined that there is no safe level of exposure to ambient smoke!

• If you smell even a subtle odor of smoke, you are being exposed to poisonous and carcinogenic chemical compounds!

• Even a brief exposure to smoke raises blood pressure, (no matter what your state of health) and can cause blood clotting, stroke, or heart attack in vulnerable people. Even children experience elevated blood pressure when exposed to smoke!

• Since smoke drastically weakens the lungs' immune system, avoiding smoke is one of the best ways to prevent colds, flu, bronchitis, or risk of an even more serious respiratory illness, such as pneumonia or tuberculosis!
Does your child have the flu? Chances are they have been exposed to ambient smoke!
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