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Fluoranthene is a chemical belonging to a group of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are multi-ringed aromatic compounds frequently found in coal, tar, cigarette smoke and barbecue meat. PAHs have also been found in sewage sludge. Some of these compounds are known carcinogens.[1]

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  1. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), Ospar website, Accessed August 2nd, 2010.

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