Advanced Monitoring of Particle-Bound Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (pPAHs) and Risk Assessment of Their Possible Human Exposure in Roadside Air Environment in Urban Area

  • Tassanee Prueksasit
  • Kensuke Fukushi
  • Kazuo Yamamoto
Part of the cSUR-UT Series: Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration book series (LSUR, volume 3)

The toxic effect of most concern from exposure to PAHs is cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified several purified PAHs and PAH derivatives as probable (Group 2A) and possible (Group 2B) human carcinogens. In addition, the US EPA has also identified several PAHs as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group B2). To focus a view of health effect, the cancer risk was assigned for assessing potential human exposure to pPAHs. Since the on-line monitor, photoelectric aerosol sensor (model PAS2000CE), is able to detect wide coverage of many PAHs and determine as total pPAHs concentration. It is necessary to know whether the analyzer is responsible to carcinogenic PAHs or not. Table 5-1 shows 12 PAHs that are predominantly found in particulate phase, and identified as the priority pollutants PAHs by the US EPA, and that have been classified as carcinogenic PAH by either IARC or US EPA as well. Some detectable PAHs by PAS2000CE are also included in Table 5-1.


Cancer Risk Emission Factor General Area Total PAHs Concentration Lifetime Cancer Risk 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tassanee Prueksasit
    • 1
  • Kensuke Fukushi
    • 2
  • Kazuo Yamamoto
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of General ScienceChulalongkorn UniversityBangkokThailand
  2. 2.Associate Professor Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S)The University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Professor Environmental Science Center (ESC)The University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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