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PCBs

(1) Polychlorinated biphenyls. (2) Pollution control bond.

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Comparison of polychlorinated biphenyl levels across studies of human neurodevelopment.
2002) have shown that Flemish adolescents exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and dioxins are more susceptible to infectious diseases.
The production of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) was banned worldwide by 1977, but the chemicals linger in the environment at hazardous waste sites, in contaminated fish and food supplies, and in old appliances.
RM 8504, Transformer Oil, is intended to be used as a diluent oil with transformer oil Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) 3075 to 3080 and SRM 3090 [1] when developing and validating methods for the determination of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) as Aroclors (1) in transformer oil or similar matrices.
In the final part, there are chapters summarising a wide range of other chemical residues in food, from xenoestrogens/endocrine disruptors and dietary estrogens to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls.
Contaminants found at the sites include polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCB, trichloroethylene, or TCE, and arsenic - all three are suspected carcinogens.
The US government banned PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, in 1979.
Mercury Contamination: As stated in a Mayo Clinic fact sheet, mercury is the major contaminant found in fish, and some types of fish may also contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins and other chemical pollutants.
2 million would generate capacity for disposal of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in future.
Researchers at the State University of New York at Albany and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in Melbourne teamed up to measure flame retardants called polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and the electric-insulation compounds known as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
Each child's serum also contained hexachlorobenzene and polychlorinated biphenyls.
People covet wild salmon because it is leaner, tastier and contains no color dyes and fewer cancer-causing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) than its pen-raised cousin, according to Ecotrust's Salmon Nation.