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Table 3 Contributions of the individual PAH to the totals for each product type (ng/g DWB)

From: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in US and Swedish smokeless tobacco products

  Average PAH concentration for each product type (ng/g DWB)
Loose snus Portion snus Chewing tobacco Dry snuff Hard pellet Soft pellet Moist snuff Plug
2-Ring
Naphthalene 96.6 112 54.0 84.9 69.7 76.5 110 53.4
1-methylnaphthalene 32.2 43.0 20.1 75.2 19.2 74.2 62.0 18.3
2-methylnaphthalene 17.6 27.0 10.4 60.0 10.5 65.6 46.9 9.51
3-Ring
Acenaphthylene 4.40 6.68 5.3 62.6 4.79 81.6 52.9 2.68
Acenaphthene 4.86 8.65 3.4 49.5 5.31 79.6 48.3 4.39
Fluorene 21.8 29.3 15.6 429 21.3 695 437 8.89
Phenanthrene 73.0 76.3 207 2925 40.0 4541 3339 71.1
Anthracene 10.1 11.6 38.6 625 7.58 1210 731 13.3
4-Ring
Fluoranthene 57.7 47.7 183 1512 9.84 2550 1854 67.9
Pyrene 42.8 36.6 163 1520 10.6 2519 1856 63.9
Benzo[a]anthracene 7.57 6.85 32.9 456 2.60 832 545 14.8
Chrysene 12.6 11.8 37.1 468 3.57 789 543 17
5-Ring
Benzo[b]fluoranthene 3.36 3.03 7.3 74.2 0.938 97.6 80.0 3.35
Benzo[k]fluoranthene 2.06 1.95 3.7 32.3 0.644 38.4 34.0 1.87
Benzo[j]fluoranthene 2.48 2.39 5.9 55.9 0.688 65 57.9 2.89
Benzo[e]pyrene 2.50 2.26 6.0 65.8 0.821 77.4 67.7 2.8
Benzo[a]pyrene 2.93 2.53 6.0 80.4 0.971 117 87.4 3.25
Perylene 0.715 0.70 1.1 11.2 NQ 13.7 11.1 0.307
Dibenz[a,h]anthracene NQ 0.55 0.5 5.7 BDL 5.67 6.67 NQ
6-Ring
Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene 2.00 1.47 3.6 31.0 0.452 26.1 35.8 1.59
Benzo[ghi]perylene 2.03 1.47 3.4 27.9 0.479 17.4 33.7 1.47
TOTAL 399 434 808 8651 210 13972 10039 363
  1. NQ = Not quantified.
  2. BDL = Below detection limit.
  3. Based on average concentrations within each product type.