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PCBs

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

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A cohort study of behavioral problems and intelligence in children with high prenatal polychlorinated biphenyl exposure.
The team examined serum samples for suspected endocrine disruptors including DDT, DDE, 4 other chlorinated pesticides, and 10 polychlorinated biphenyls.
Monsanto invented polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs, at their chemical plant in Anniston, Alabama, in 1929.
We also found that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), toxaphene, dieldrin, dioxins, and polybrominated diphenyl ethers occurred at higher concentrations in European farm-raised salmon than in farmed salmon from North and South America.
Project Description : Environmentally Sound Management and Disposal of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Argentina.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Greater levels of polychlorinated biphenyls in the blood were associated with worse neuropsychological executive functioning in a study of 276 adults, Richard F.
However, as a new link in the Great Lakes food chain, Ricciardi worries, the fatty crustacean could boost concentrations of pollutants such as polychlorinated biphenyls in the larger fish.
The studies of pesticides and other contaminants that are very common, such as mercury, lead and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), show that all are decreasing IQ levels," says Guillette.
Unlike their chemical cousins, dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), environmental levels of PBDE compounds are increasing, as are concentrations found in human breast milk.
A new reference material (RM), RM 8504, has been prepared for use as a diluent oil with Aroclors in transformer oil Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) 3075 to 3080 and SRM 3090 when developing and validating methods for the determination of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) as Aroclors in transformer oil or similar matrices.
The State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (W-DNR), Madison, Wisconsin, USA says the long-awaited cleanup of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) began the week of September 13 at two of Wisconsin's worst PCB contamination sites, while work at third site moved into a critical phase during the same period.
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.