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What is PCB?

PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) constitute 209 different chlorinated congeners with different physico-chemical properties depending on chlorine content and structure. More than 100 of these congeners were previously produced as part of commercial PCB mixtures, with a total World production in excess of 1 million tons. The total PCB use in Denmark in the period 1950-1983 has…
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New Recommended Action Values for indoor PCB pollution

In 1996 recommended Action Values for 24 hours indoor exposure to PCB was established in Germany. Annual mean action value was 300 ng/m3, and intervention value was 3000 ng/m3 (3 µg/m3). The PCB concentration was calculated as PCB6 multiplied with a corrections factor of 5. In 2009 the Danish National Board of Health (now called…
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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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High levels of hazardous PCB in Danish schools

A new Danish report on PCB in buildings and indoor air On 17 December 2013, a final survey report in Danish language on PCB levels in indoor air of Danish buildings was published by the Energy Agency. PCB products were used in paint and caulking/sealing used in Danish buildings mainly from 1965 to 1974. In…
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