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PCBs and health



>From:   pcij@cnl.net, >INTERNET:pcij@cnl.net
>To:     , INTERNET:HDGEC@CIESIN.ORG
>
>Date:   1/27/97  8:47 AM
>
>RE:     PCBs and health
>
>Sender: owner-hdgec@ciesin.org
>To: hdgec@ciesin.org
>From: pcij@cnl.net
>Subject: PCBs and health
>Sender: owner-hdgec@ciesin.org
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>
>I am a journalist, writing about pcb (polychlorinated biphenyls) waste in
>the Philippines.
>
>I am looking for examples of health effects of pcb-pollution, caused by the
>improper disposal of pcb-waste, from for instance transformers or capacitors.
>Pcb's have in the past been used as pesticide or were added to fuel used in
>power plants.
>
>Does anybody know of cases of illness, caused by such improper disposal of
>pcb-waste? And how about the dangers of incinerating pcb-waste, even at high
>temperatures?
>
>Are pcbs still used in electrical appliances, like fluorescent bulbs? In
>what quantities?
>Are pcb-containing transformers sold and re-used?
>
>I would be grateful for answers to these questions.
>Thanks,
>
>Claire Tielens,
>pcij@cnl.net
>
>
>

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