Global Lung Cancer Risks Induced by Inhalation Exposure to PAHs

  • Huizhong ShenEmail author
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It has been well illustrated that human exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) through various routes is associated with cancer (USEPA 2014; Boffetta et al. 1997; Chen and Liao 2006). Increased lung cancer risks were observed from both occupational and environmental exposure to PAHs and well documented by previous studies (Boffetta et al. 1997; Armstrong et al. 2004; Brüske-Hohlfeld et al. 2000). As a result, one of the high-molecular-weight PAHs, benzo[a]pyrene (BaP), has been classified as one of the most carcinogenic agents by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC 2014).


Individual Susceptibility Abatement Cost Lung Cancer Risk Population Attributable Fraction Lung Cancer Incidence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory for Earth Surface Processes, College of Urban and Environmental SciencesPeking UniversityBeijingChina

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