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Unformatted text preview: turn PAHs into reactive electrophiles that initiate cell transformation (cause cancer). This is sort of bad news for me because I enjoy grilled meats more than just about anything else; Im also around second hand smoke more than Id like to be; now I have an excuse to excuse myself I hate to leave, but the PAHs that Im being exposed to from your cigarette smoke are going to kill both of us. References: Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry. Poly Aromatic Hydrocarbons, PAHs ToxFAQs. http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/tfacts69.html . October 9, 2007. Department of Health & Family Services. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs). http://dsfs.wisconsin.gov/eh/ChemFS/fs/PAH.htm Shimada, T, Fuji-Kuriyama, Y. Cancer Science . Metabolic activation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to carcinogens by cytochromes P450 1A1 and1B1. Jan 2004. Volume 95. Page 1....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course CHEM 2380 taught by Professor Dandekar during the Winter '07 term at North Texas.
- Winter '07
- Organic chemistry