Category Archives: PCB

High concentrations of environmental toxins in freshwater fish i Norway

Lake Mjøsa A new large study (in Norwegian with summary in English) of  three large lakes in Norway revealed that toxic chemicals emitted from common consumer products still accumulate at high concentrations in freshwater fish and zooplankton. The analysed chemicals were mercury, siloxanes, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) and perfluoroalkylated substances (PFAS). The highest…
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New Danish Guideline for handling PCB residues in thermo windows

Thermo windows and doors produced about 40-50 years ago contained PCB in sealings. Such windows have a limited life time and will be removed at building restorations.  In this connection PCB may be emitted to the environment, if the disposal  is handled incorrectly. A new official Danish Guideline for handling PCB residues in thermo windows (in Danish)…
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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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