Nov 17

PCBs in the Built Environment

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) are a group of man-made chemicals that were used in a variety of different industrial and commercial applications, including electrical equipment, hydraulic fluids and insulating materials, from the 1950s until 1978. Due to environmental concerns, though, the manufacture of PCBs was prohibited in 1979 under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA).

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