Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)

Needed material: 10ml Heparin blood

According to the German Federal Environmental Agency, PAHs are produced by the incomplete combustion of organic material such as wood, coal or oil, as well as in small combustion plants, by industrial processes, open fireplaces or tobacco smoke. In addition, this group of substances is a natural component raw fossil materials such as coal and petroleum. Tar oils and certain oils from petroleum processing may be mixed with softening rubber and plastics. The largest proportion of PAHs reaching the consumer comes from these uses. Whether in mouse pads, toys or bathing shoes - "Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons" (PAH) are omnipresent.

Many PAHs have carcinogenic, mutagenic and / or reproduction affecting properties (Crone and Tolstoy, 2010). Some PAHs are simultaneously persistent, bioaccumulating and toxic to humans and other organisms. Substances that combine these properties are particularly dangerous.

Testing includes up to seven polycyclic aromatics.

  • Acenaphthylene
  • Fluoranthene
  • Benzo(a)pyrene
  • Benzo(b)fluoranthene
  • Benzo(k)fluoranthene
  • Benzo(ghi)perylene
  • Indeno[1,2,3-c, d]pyrene

Hidrocarburos aromáticos policíclicos

Se analiza: diclorometano, tetracloroetano, tetraclorometano, tricloroetano, tricloroetileno

Material necesario: 5 ml de sangre con EDTA

Son ampliamente utilizados para quitar la pintura y como disolventes de desengrasado.

La alta exposición prenatal a los HAP se asocia a un menor coeficiente intelectual y al asma infantil (Health Day News, 20 de julio de 2009).

Hidrocarburos no clorados

Material necesario: 5 ml de sangre con EDTA

Se analiza: 1-butanol, 2-butanol, i-butanol, etanol, acetato de etilo, acetato de isobutilo, metanol, metil etil cetona, metil isobutil cetona, 1-propanol, 2-propanol.

Estos disolventes comunes son ampliamente utilizados como limpiadores y decapantes de barnices, pinturas, perfumes y hasta granos de café descafeinado y té. Se utilizan en la industria y muchos productos de consumo.