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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are ubiquitous pollutants emitted from incomplete combustion processes. They are carcinogenic and mutagenic in nature. This article is a review on their sources, formation mechanisms, fate in the atmosphere, their adverse effects on health and methods of their prevention and control.

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The review gives an understanding of these compounds and creates public awareness.


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This page is a summary of: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Sources, Importance and Fate in the Atmospheric Environment, Current Organic Chemistry, July 2018, Bentham Science Publishers,
DOI: 10.2174/1385272822666180515115719.
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