Table 2.

Spearman rank correlations of 284 personal measurements of phenanthrene in air during a working shift with other U.S. EPA PAH

rs*n>LOQrs>LOQrs*n>LOQrs>LOQ
Sum of 15 PAHs0.80Benz(a)anthracene0.422280.71
Anthracene0.952680.88Benzo(k)fluoranthene0.351970.57
Fluoranthene0.812510.73Benzo(b)fluoranthene0.342100.52
Fluorene0.792190.64B(a)P0.342160.65
Pyrene0.702360.74Indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene0.281840.51
Acenaphthene0.541240.51Dibenz(a,h)anthracene0.241330.30
Naphthalene0.492080.41Benzo(g,h,i)perylene0.241470.49
Chrysene0.462290.61Acenaphthylene44
  • * rs, Spearman rank correlation coefficients; all correlations with P < 0.0001.

  • rs>LOQ, Spearman rank correlation coefficients for values above the LOQ; all correlations with P < 0.0001.

  • Not calculated because the majority of measurements were below LOQ.