polychlorinated biphenyls


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polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

Highly toxic synthetic chemicals.

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Polychlorinated biphenyls, polybrominated biphenyls, and dioxin reduction during processing/cooking food.
In her speech, Aziza Hamrouni Kerrou, national coordinator of PCB management activities, said that "ANGED is working on the implementation of a national plan for the elimination of PCBs through the rational and ecological management of electrical equipment and waste containing or contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls.
The results of the present study are consistent with the hypothesis that the good prognosis among overweight and obese people is due to the fact that adipose tissue can store harmful lipophilic chemicals (POPs; e.g., pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls), thereby sequestering these chemicals from critical organs.
Prezant called the finding surprising due to the short latency period but "biologically plausible" because WTC exposure included polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls and dioxins-all known carcinogens.
Assessment of pre- and postnatal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls: Lessons from the Inuit Cohort Study.
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.
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.
Croda Health Care has launched its new ultra high purity EPA and DHA omega 3 lipid concentrates, which, according to the company, surpass all current industry purity standards for environmental contaminants, dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were once produced by the Sangamo Weston Plant located on Twelve Mile Creek, which feeds into Lake Hartwell.
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. Pesticide, veterinary and other residues in food will be of interest to all those concerned with ensuring the safety of food.
The Convention also demands a complete phase-out of polychlorinated biphenyls and waste containing PCBs.