Information on benzo(a)pyrene, an indicator species for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), for use in responding to chemical incidents.
This guide to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and benzo(a)pyrene includes information on:
- their physicochemical properties
- how to respond to a chemical incident
- their toxicology
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.