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Table 1 International Agency for Research on Cancer classification of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons used in this study

From: Role of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons as a co-factor in human papillomavirus-mediated carcinogenesis

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons IARC Groupa
Acenaphthene 3
Acenaphthylene N/A
Anthracene 3
Benz[a]anthracene 2B
Benzo[a]pyrene 1
Benzo[e]pyrene 3
Benzo[b]fluoranthene 2B
Benzo[ghi]perylene 3
Benzo[j]fluoranthene 2B
Benzo[k]fluoranthene 2B
Chrysene 2B
Dibenz[a,h]anthracene 2A
Fluoranthene 3
Fluorene 3
Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene 2B
Phenanthrene 3
Pyrene 3
  1. aIARC group 1, carcinogenic; group 2A, probably carcinogenic; group 2B, possibly carcinogenic; group 3, not classifiable; N/A, no information from IARC [5]. IARC, International Agency for Research on Cancer