Table 4 Comparison of total PAH and BaPeq concentrations (μg/m3) in this study with other available data.

From: Risk assessment of personal exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and aldehydes in three commercial cooking workplaces

Emission source City Sampling location/subject Measured PAHs Total PAH BaPeq Reference
Cooking Kaohsiung, Taiwan Commercial kitchens, street food carts 16 priority control PAHs: NAP, ACY, ACE, FLU, PHE, ANT, FLUA, PYR, BaA, CHR, BbF, BkF, BaP, IND, DBahA, BghiP 1.18–147.59 0.001–0.372 This study
  Workers of commercial cooking workplaces   0.06–14.6 0.0004–0.0154 This study
  Laboratory 7 PAHs: PHE, FLUA, PYR, BaA, CHR, BbF, BaP 1.08–22.8   Siegmann and Sattler28
Tainan, Taiwan Commercial kitchens 21 PAHs: 16 priority control PAHs, BeP, PER, COR, CcdP, BbC 24.7–130 0.31–6.7 Li et al.26
Hangzhou, China Commercial kitchens 12 PAHs: NAP, ACE, FLU, PHE, ANT, FLUA, PYR, BaA, CHR, BbF, BkF, BaP, IND, DBahA, BghiP 10–21   Zhu and Wang14
Hong Kong, China Commercial kitchens 22 PAHs: 16 priority control PAHs, BeP, 9 MA, RET, BaF, PER, COR 1.14–7.84   Chen et al.29
Taipei, Taiwan Workers of food stands at night markets 16 priority control PAHs 23.4–44.2   Zhao et al.2
Taiwan Commercial kitchens 21 PAHs: 16 priority control PAHs, BeP, PER, COR, CcdP, BbC 8.58–89.71 0.06–5.37 Chen et al.10
Northern Taiwan Household kitchens 16 priority control PAHs 1.44–56.9 0.041–0.233 Yu et al.9
China Laboratory 16 priority control PAHs 24.6–53.4   Yao et al.7
Coking Kaohsiung, Taiwan Workers of coke plants 16 priority control PAHs 0.99–6.95   Lin et al.35
China Coke plants 16 priority control PAHs 10.98–146.98 0.20–10.87 Mu et al.30
Incense burning Taiwan Temple 21 PAHs: 16 priority control PAHs, BeP, PER, COR, CcdP, BbC 3.35–9.24   Lin et al.32
Iron casting Taiwan Foundry plant 16 priority control PAHs 77.59 (44.80) 0.023 (0.015) Chen et al.31
Traffic Beijing, China Traffic police 16 priority control PAHs 5.05 0.082 Liu et al.36
  1. Abbreviation: 9 MA = 9-methylanthracene; ACE = acenaphthene; ACY = acenaphthylene; ANT = anthracene; BaA = benzo(a)anthracene; BaF = benzo(a)fluoranthene; BaP = benzo(a)pyrene; BbC = benzo(b)chrysene; BbF = benzo(b)fluoranthene; BeP = benzo(e)pyrene; BghiP = benzo(g,h,i)perylene; BkF = benzo(k)fluoranthene; CcdP = cyclopenta[c,d]pyrene; CHR = chrysene; COR = coronene; DBahA = dibenz(a,h)anthracene; FLU = fluorene; FLUA = fluoranthene; IND = indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene; NAP = naphthalene; PER = Perylene; PHE = phenanthrene; PYR = pyrene; RET = Retene.