What are PCBS? PCBs (Polychlorinated Biphenyls) are a group of manmade chemicals. PCBs were widely used in building materials and electrical products in the past. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency banned the manufacturing and certain uses of PCBs in 1978.   Where are PCBs found? Buildings constructed or renovated between 1950 and 1978 may still […]

Residential PCBs

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were banned in the United Sates in the late 1970s but they are still found in indoor and outdoor environments. Even if your home was built after the seventies, it is possible that contaminants may be part of the indoor or outdoor environment. The source can be something as innocuous as caulking, […]

Workplace PCBs

Because Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) are toxic and persistent and appear in electrical equipment, it is advised to maintain caution. If PCBS are in your office or workplace, they may be in the insulating fluids in electrical equipment like transformers in power plants, industrial plants, telecommunications and utility lines. PCBs have a heavy liquid, oil-like consistency […]

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