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Polychlorinated Biphenyls-Industry, Process, and Use Information Part 1.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1976 Jun:248-248
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00123228
Abstract
The use of polychlorinated biphenyls (1336363) (PCB's) in the United States is reviewed. The chemical structures and compositions of various PCB's are described along with a list of commercial tradenames for PCB's. The industrial use of PCB's is summarized and the occupational and environmental health effects are discussed. The toxicological properties several PCB's are listed. The responsibilities and roles of local, state, and federal governments and agencies in the control of PCB's are elucidated. An appendix includes the American National Standard guidelines for handling and disposal of capacitor and transformer grade askarels containing PCB's. The authors conclude that since PCB's are necessary in the manufacture of capacitors and transformers, a balance between their adverse health effects and their industrial use must be sought.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-76-0142; Polychlorinated-biphenyls; Industrial-chemicals; Chemical-properties; Physical-properties; Toxicology; Industrial-processes;
CAS No.
1336-36-3;
Publication Date
19760601
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Contract-210-76-0142
Source Name
Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio
State
NC; OH;
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