Health monitoring for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons


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This guide helps doctors monitor the health of workers exposed to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).  

PAHs are made when burning organic material. They are found in in many workplace mixtures and can contaminate engine oil and smoke. 

Examples of work activities involving PAH include: 

  • coke plant work 

  • aluminium primary plants 

  • tar roofing 

  • asphalt road surfacing 

  • diesel emissions 

  • contaminated land remediation. 

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