On the carcinogenicity of present-day wood pitch

  • G. S. Serkovskaya
Occupational Safety

Data are presented on the content of carcinogenic hydrocarbon benz-á-pyrene in pitch from the pyrolysis of wood. It is noted that in wood pyrolysis benz-á-pyrene forms in two temperature ranges; low benz- α-pyrene pitch must be extracted in the temperature ranges where benz-á-pyrene forms in negligible quantities.

Key words

wood pyrolysis pitch benz-á-pyrene content 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. S. Serkovskaya
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  1. 1.Scientific and Research Institute of CarcinogenesisState Institution N. N. Blokhin Russian Oncological Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Medical SciencesMoscowRussia

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