Laboratory analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)

You want to analyze polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in your raw materials and finished products?

What are polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)?

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are compounds of carbon chains containing at least two aromatic rings and are natural constituents of coal and oil.  In addition, they also come from incomplete combustion of organic matter at the level of:

  • Domestic (car exhaust, individual heating, cigarette smoke, grilled and/or smoked food…)
  • Industrial (incineration fumes, steel industry, oil refinery, thermal power plant, bitumen fumes…)

Thus, PAHs are compounds found in all types of matrices and the exposure routes to PAHs are multiple (ingestion and inhalation).

Why analyze polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in your products?

PAHs are compounds present in all environmental media and they show a strong toxicity. Indeed, some PAHs are classified as proven carcinogens and others as probable and possible carcinogens.

In addition, the tables of occupational diseases 16 bis and 36 bis of the general regime recognize cancers related to exposure to petroleum derivatives. These include skin carcinomas, bronchopulmonary cancer and urinary tract tumors.

This is why they have been studied for some years and have been added to the list of priority pollutants. Indeed, they are now part of the lists of the WHO World Health Organization and the European Community, among others. As a result, very strict regulations are applied to PAHs. Thus, the support of a laboratory specialized in the analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) is a considerable asset.

FILAB supports you in the analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)

The FILAB laboratory has a team of highly qualified engineers and PhD students for PAH analysis. They provide you with their knowledge for a tailor-made analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in your products.

Moreover, our 2100m² analytical park allows us to offer you reliable and fast services at very competitive rates. 

The positive aspects of FILAB

  • A highly qualified team

  • Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests

  • A complete analytical park of 2100m²

  • Tailor-made support

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