Category Archives: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), also known as poly-aromatic hydrocarbons or polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons are potent atmospheric pollutants that consist of fused aromatic rings and do not contain heteroatoms or carry substituents. Anthracene is the simplest example of a PAH. PAHs occur in oil, coal, and tar deposits, and are produced as byproducts of fuel burning (whether fossil fuel or biomass). As a pollutant, they are of concern because some compounds have been identified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, and teratogenic. PAHs are also found in foods. Studies have shown that most food intake of PAHs comes from cereals, oils and fats. Smaller intakes come from vegetables and cooked meats.

They are also found in the interstellar medium, in comets, and in meteorites and are a candidate molecule to act as a basis for the earliest forms of life. In graphene the PAH motif is extended to large 2D sheets.

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Gulf Seafood FDA Overhype

Gulf Seafood FDA Overhype Is the FDA Overhyping the Safety of Gulf Seafood? By Tom Philpott Is Gulf seafood safe to eat in the wake of BP’s massive oil spill last year? Absolutely, insists the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Gulf Divers Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Blood Contamination

Gulf Divers Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Blood Contamination   Gulf Divers Experiencing Health Problems, Blood Contaminated With Petroleum Hydrocarbons by Steve Kolian A team of three scientific divers found high levels of ethyl benzene and xylene in their blood after completing … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Apalachicola Bay Corexit Poisoning

Apalachicola Bay Corexit Poisoning WARNING: EXTREME ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD In the waters of the GULF OF MEXICO at depths of 700 to 1,500 meters, 104.1 MILLION GALLONS of concentrated crude oil mixed with SPECIFIED AND UNSPECIFIED TOXIC AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS is … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Detox Advice Oil Spill Emergency Responder

Detox Advice Oil Spill Emergency Responder Oil Spill Toxins and Getting Well Naturally by Kimberli Ridgeway What I have learned so far. As you know, if you read my blogs, I worked the oil spill and came home with quite … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog People Dropping Dead Toxic Chemicals

People Dropping Dead Toxic Chemicals Gulf spill sickness wrecking lives Nearly a year after the oil disaster began, Gulf Coast residents are sick, and dying from BP’s toxic chemicals. by Dahr Jamail “I have critically high levels of chemicals in my … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Trash DNA

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Trash DNA Smoking Study Shows Cigarettes Damage Genetic DNA Written By Elizabeth Price A study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota reveals cigarette smoke causes genetic damage in a matter of minutes. The study, published … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Rally For Truth

Rally For Truth Grand Isle rally attendants question oil-spill reassurances By Nikki Buskey HOUMA — South Louisiana residents wary of assurances from the federal government that seafood is safe to eat, that the environment is recovering from the oil spill … Continue reading

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