Coke Oven Emissions

Coke oven emissions are complex mixtures of coal and coke particles, various vapors, gases, and tars that include a number of substances. Long-term exposure to coke oven emissions in humans results in conjunctivitis, severe dermatitis, and lesions of the respiratory system and digestive system. Cancer is the major concern from exposure to coke oven emissions, particularly cancer of the lung, trachea, bronchus, kidney, and prostate, among other sites.