Are pbdes or pcbs more toxic?

Answer PCBs or polychlorinated biphenyls have been shown to cause cancer and were banned by the EPA in 1979. PBDES or polybrominated diphenylethers are still being studied to determine the potential healt... Read More »

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When were PCBs banned?

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a group of chemicals formerly used in manufacturing because they can withstand high temperatures. PCBs have been linked to cancer and developmental problems. Th... Read More »

What color are PCBs?

PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, are colorless. They are also described as syrupy and odorless. They were used in various industries in many ways, including as softeners in plastics, paints and ... Read More »

Does pvc or cpvc pipe contain pcbs?

Since 1979, the Environmental Protection Agency has banned the use of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) from the production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) products due to the health risks they impose. S... Read More »

When was the last time PCBs were used in transformers?

Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) is a synthetic liquid or semi-solid insulating material once used in transformers and other electrical devices. After it was found to cause cancer and other health pr... Read More »