"Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in some grounded coffee brands." - GreenMedInfo Summary
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in some grounded coffee brands.
Environ Monit Assess. 2012 Dec 16. Epub 2012 Dec 16. PMID: 23242460
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Thapar University, Patiala, 147-004, India.
Potentially toxic 16 priority polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were determined in four brands of grounded coffee. Four to 13 PAHs were detected. Concentrations of total PAHs in different brands of coffee samples were in the range of 831.7-1,589.7 μg/kg. Benzo[a]pyrene (2A: probable human carcinogen) was found in Nescafe Premium whereas naphthalene (2B: possible human carcinogen) was found in all the samples of coffee.