Guidance

Benzo(a)pyrene or polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs): health effects, incident management and toxicology

Information on benzo(a)pyrene (BaP), an indicator species for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), for use in responding to chemical incidents.

Documents

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (benzoapyrene): properties, incident management and toxicology

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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (benzoapyrene): general information

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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (benzoapyrene): incident management

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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (benzoapyrene): toxicological overview

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Detail

These documents provide information on the health effects of exposure, the chemical’s toxicity and material for responding to a chemical incident.

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a group of several hundred chemically-related environmentally persistent organic compounds.

Benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) acts as an indicator species for PAH contamination. Most of the available data refer to this compound.