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Benzo[a]anthracene

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

Benzo[a]anthracene is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, or PAH, released from combustion of fossil fuels and waste incinerators. PAHs increase the risk of cancer; damage the immune, nervous and reproductive systems; and can harm developing fetuses.

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