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Table 3 Correlation coefficients among the concentrations of TSP and the constituents and the mutagenicity of TSP collected in March

From: Long-range transport of mutagens and other air pollutants from mainland East Asia to western Japan

  Concentration Mutagenicity
  TSP Fe Pb SO4 2− NO3 Total PAHs Without S9 mix With S9 mix
Concentration         
 TSP 1.000        
 Fe 0.984 1.000       
 Pb 0.914 0.901 1.000      
 SO4 2− 0.928 0.933 0.891 1.000     
 NO3 0.755 0.770 0.914 0.780 1.000    
 Total PAHs 0.864 0.849 0.941 0.866 0.890 1.000   
Mutagenicity
 Without S9 mix 0.567 0.577 0.804 0.602 0.936 0.830 1.000  
 With S9 mix 0.572 0.555 0.780 0.589 0.833 0.864 0.904 1.000
  1. Total PAHs means the sum of the concentrations of 10 PAHs (FR, PY, CHR, BaA, BaP, BbF, BkF, DahA, IcdP, and BghiP)