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|Title:||146. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)|
|Authors:||Lindell, Birgitta; The Nordic Expert Group for Criteria Documentation of Health Risks from Chemicals|
|Publisher:||Arbets- och miljömedicin, Göteborgs universitet|
|Series/Report no.:||Arbete och Hälsa, Vetenskaplig skriftserie|
|Abstract:||Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a class of 209 synthetic compounds (con-geners), in which 1–10 chlorine atoms are attached to biphenyl in different com-binations. PCBs are non-volatile, although low-chlorinated congeners have a much higher vapour pressure than high-chlorinated. All PCBs are lipophilic and some are very persistent. For environmental reasons, PCB production and use is nowadays banned or restricted worldwide. PCBs were produced as mixtures with very dif-ferent compositions, co... more|
|Appears in Collections:||Arbete och hälsa|