Category Archives: indoor air

Dioxin 2014 in Madrid, Spain

Every year there is a very large International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants arranged somewhere in the World. These days from August 31st - September 5th the 34th Symposium is going on in Madrid, Spain. The symposium chair is my friend Dr. Begona Jiménez, I met at a EU project evaluation meeting some years ago.…
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PCB in Schools – Webnar

The US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences located in North Carolina organises on April 21 a webnar about PCB in Schools with 5 presentations by experts. A report from the event attracting more than 300 people was published in the June 2014 issue of "Environmental Factor". Session I - PCBs in Schools: Overview and Exposure…
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The PCB renovation of a public school in Denmark delayed

In the years  1965-1975, when PCB was much used in Danish buildings, many public schools and other institutions were constructed. Now, it has been discovered that many of these buildings have serious PCB problems. One of the first schools, where PCB was discovered in 2009, was "Frederiksberg Skole" in the small town of Sorø. This…
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PCB in indoor air poses a serious health risk

On 20 December 2013, a report made by NIPSECT about the health risks of exposure to PCB in indoor air was published by the Danish Health and Medicines Authority. Exposure In general, the main source of human PCB exposure is food intake, because especially fatty animal foodstuffs are always to a certain degree contaminated by…
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