Thursday, January 17, 2008

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

PCBs are persistent contaminants that impact the brain, nervous and hormone systems. PCBs were banned in the 1970s but despite the ban, human exposure continues from fatty foods. EWG is working to clean up food fed to farmed salmon, which contain high concentrations of these chemicals.

EWG Research on Chemicals in Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)


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Health Effects related to Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): Brain and nervous system, Endocrine system, Cancer, Reproduction and fertility, Birth or developmental effects, Persistent and bioaccumulative, Immune system (including sensitization and allergies)

Routes of Exposure related to Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs):

  • Environment: agriculture
  • Food: fatty foods, fish
  • Found in people
  • Miscellaneous: electrical insulators, electrical transformers
  • Water: sewage sludge

Related Chemicals

pcbs (1016/1242), pcb-1260, pcb 1262, pcb-1254, pcb-1248, pcb-1242, pcb-1232, pcb-1221, pcb-1016, dichlorobiphenyl, view all...

1 comment:

Anesha said...

Hi Nice Blog . I don't really know a lot about human endocrine system or art, but that's just my 2 cents. Really great job though, Krudman! Keep up the good work!