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Table 1 Concentrations of individual PAHs in the air, water, and olive oil samples analyzed in this study

From: Ancient water bottle use and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) exposure among California Indians: a prehistoric health risk assessment

Compound Air (μg/m3) Water (ng/L) Olive oil (μg/kg)
1 h 2 months blank 2 days 2 weeks 2 months
Acenaphthene 1.7 37 ± 11 <0.93 1.6 4.6 7.9
Acenaphthylene 1.3 873 ± 262 <1.6 20 45 77
Anthracene 0.72 49 ± 15 3.4 9.4 9.8 25
Benzo[a]anthracene <0.67 <0.010 2.4 6.3 6.6 12
Benzo[a]pyrene <0.67 <0.010 <0.28 4.4 3 8
Benzo[b]fluoranthene <0.67 <0.010 <0.6 3 4 7.8
Benzo[g,h,i]perylene <0.67 <0.010 <0.47 2.2 3 16
Benzo[k]fluoranthene <0.67 <0.010 <0.5 2 2.4 5.3
Chrysene <0.67 <0.010 <0.79 3.2 7.9 13
Dibenzo[a,h]anthracene <0.67 <0.010 <0.34 1.6 <0.79 <0.73
Fluoranthene 1.6 74 ± 22 <2.3 16 26 36
Fluorene 1.7 124 ± 37 <2.6 15 37 140
Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene <0.67 <0.010 <0.031 <0.47 <0.66 5.7
Naphthalene 4.4 206 ± 62 <12 21 31 67
Phenanthrene 4.2 281 ± 84 13 35 66 80
Pyrene <0.67 70 ± 21 2.3 21 37 71
2-Methylnaphthalenea 9.2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Aliphatic C16-C35 n/a 13 ± 4 n/a n/a n/a n/a
  1. aNot one of the 16 priority PAHs identified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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