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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.
In vitro reproductive toxicity of polychlorinated biphenyl congeners 153 and 126.
The team examined serum samples for suspected endocrine disruptors including DDT, DDE, 4 other chlorinated pesticides, and 10 polychlorinated biphenyls. They found that serum samples from all the women in the study had detectable concentrations of DDT and DDE, with mean levels higher than typical of U.S.
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.
This project, which is part of the execution of the National Implementation Plan for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), addresses the sources of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in Tunisia, such as Oils and wastes and aims to eliminate equipment and materials that contain and / or are contaminated with PCBs.
Mashnouk signed on Tuesday a cooperation agreement with Electricite du Liban's Chairman Kamal Hayek to execute the Polychlorinated Biphenyls (POP) management in the electricity sector and implement a national strategy to get rid of the Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
Due to poor disposal system in the country, contaminants like Polychlorinated Biphenyls ( PCB) and bezo( a) pyrene which are major components of pesticides enter into fish that may further enter into the human bodies through food chain.
In the case of polychlorinated biphenyls, the mortality in the highest quintile of fat mass was only one-fifth of that in the lowest quintile.
Firefighters working in the rubble of the World Trade Center were exposed to potentially hazardous aerosolized dust consisting of pulverized cement, glass fibers, asbestos, lead, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls, and polychlorinated furans and dioxins produced as combustion byproducts from the collapsed and burning buildings.
Chemical analysis simultaneously conducted showed higher than normal levels of dioxins in the liver, muscle, and fat, ie, polychlorinated dibenzodioxins, polychlorinated dibenzo-furans, and coplanar polychlorinated biphenyls. The present results, together with those of relevant previous studies, strongly suggest an association between these pollutants and thyroid lesions in the great cormorant.
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.