Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH). cdfc.rug.ac.be/HealthRisk/PAHs/toxicology.htm. PAH Absorbtion. Respiratory tract after inhalation of PAH-containing aerosols or of particulates to which a PAH, in the solid state, has become to be absorbed
“Food is considered to be the primary source of PAHs (Law and Whinnett, 1992), PAH levels probably being diet-dependent. The observed PAHs are presumably the ones which have escaped metabolization (Hellou et al., 1990).”
? Poor metabolizers. Only burn fat if pregnant, lactating, sick or migrating
Suggest PAH may be significant stressor but give no reasons
Some diatoms and dinoflagellates are variously neurotoxic toxic to humans and fish via diet or inhalation.
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Source for next 13 slides
on Georges Bank 07/03 – DA found in feces at ng/g levels
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