Category Archives: PCB

News about Parkinson’s Disease

May 27 2019 Parkinson’s Disease (PD) has been discussed in previous News articles from October 16, 2018 and March 13, 2014. A recent European collaborative study has discovered that 131 genes associated with Parkinson’s Disease responded to increasing polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) levels in the blood of healthy females but not males (Bohler et al.. 2019).…
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Report from DIOXIN2018

  The DIOXIN2018 conference was held in Krakow, Poland, 26-31 August, 2018 with about 1000 participants from all over the World. The event included the 38th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants and the 10th International PCB Workshop. A few brief notes There was a plenary every day and six parallel oral sessions. In…
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PCB in municipal waste incineration

NIPSECT has made a literature study for the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (DEPA) about what happens when PCB-contaminated waste is incinerated at municipal solid waste incinerators.  PCB This study reviews the available scientific and technical literature about the fate and mass balance of  PCB in non-hazardous waste (< 50 ppm) burned in a conventional municipal solid waste incinerator with a…
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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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