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; I’m also around second hand smoke more than I’d like to be; now I have an excuse to excuse myself – “I hate to leave, but the PAHs that I’m 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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- Winter '07
- Organic chemistry, Benzene, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, PAHS