polychlorinated biphenyls

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polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

Highly toxic synthetic chemicals.

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The project, led by the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, will achieve this goal by implementing environmental management systems of polychlorinated biphenyls in the energy sector stakeholders and strengthen the structure of provincial environmental authorities to ensure control and compliance Plan.
Growth in girls exposed in utero and postnatally to polybrominated biphenyls and polychlorinated biphenyls.
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.
Chapter titles: Introduction to food toxicology; Part I Assessing and managing risks: Genetic susceptibility to dietary carcinogens; Assessing the mutagenicity of chemicals in food: the case of pesticides: The impact of chemical residues: the case of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): Targeted and rapid methods in analysing residues in food; Good agricultural practice and HACCP systems in the management of pesticides and veterinary residues on the farm.
The deadline has long since passed for electric transformers containing dangerous polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) to be rendered safe, replaced or electrically protected.
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.
Contaminants: Chloropropanols; Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins, polychlorinated dibenzofurans and coplanar polychlorinated biphenyls.