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The air samples, however, revealed that the bitumen-melting process produced unhealthy concentrations of PAHs, such as naphthalene.
People who stood over melting bitumen would have breathed in the same concentration of naphthalene that’s produced by about 1.5 cigarettes.
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Origin and Etymology of naphthalene
First Known Use: 1821See Words from the same year
medical Definition of naphthalene
naphthalenicplay \ˌnaf-thə-ˈlen-ik, ˌnap-, -ˈlēn-\ adjective
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