Swedish researchers find more carcinogens in car tyres

ERJ staff report (DS)

Stockholm – A group of researchers in Stockholm university in Sweden have found a new set of PAH materials in tyres, according to a paper published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, published by the American Chemical Society.

The paper, titled, Automobile Tires-A Potential Source of Highly Carcinogenic Dibenzopyrenes to the Environment, shows that automobile tyres may be a potential previously unknown source of carcinogenic dibenzopyrenes to the environment. The paper abstract said, “Previously, there have been no data available for…

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