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Table 2 PAH and BaP eq concentrations for the surgeons and ATs in the OR

From: Cancer risk of incremental exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in electrocautery smoke for mastectomy personnel

PAH TEF Surgeon   AT  
PAHGas PAHParticle PAHGas PAHParticle
Naphthalene 0.001 1055 1.6 584 1.1
Acenaphthylene 0.001 5.8 ND 3.5 ND
Acenaphthene 0.001 19.9 ND 14.6 ND
Fluorene 0.001 55.4 0.8 42.2 0.5
Phenanthrene 0.001 84.3 3.2 68.3 2.2
Anthracene 0.01 22.2 5.6 16.7 4.0
Fluoranthene 0.001 18.9 3.8 14.2 2.7
Pyrene 0.001 17.8 5.4 13.3 4.1
Benzo[a]anthracene 0.1 ND 2.7 ND 1.3
Chrysene 0.01 ND 3.0 ND 1.4
Benzo[b]fluoranthene 0.1 ND 2.6 ND 1.3
Benzo[k]fluoranthene 0.1 ND 1.5 ND 0.7
BaP 1 ND 1.7 ND 1.1
Indeno[cd]pyrene 0.1 ND 1.8 ND 1.0
Dibenzo[ah]anthracene 5 ND 1.8 ND 1.1
Benzo[ghi]peryrene 0.01 ND 2.1 ND 1.5
BaPeq 1.5 11.4 0.9 7.2
Calculated lifetime cancer risk (×10-6) based on 24-hr exposurea 131 992 78 626
Risk of unit-hour exposure (×10-6) 46.8 29.3
Average operation time (hour/day) 2.5 9.2
Estimated lifetime cancer risk (×10-6) 117 270
  1. aCalculated risk based on BaPeq unit risk of 8.7 × 10-5 (ng/m3)-1. ND, not detected.