Contaminant: PCB’s


PCB stands for polychlorinated biphenyl and is a class of molecules used as coolants and refrigerants, but also as dielectric fluids in transformers and capacitors, and in many window and wall caulking sealant compounds.

PCBs are known to cause cancer in animals. They are also known to cause a variety of non-cancer conditions in man affecting the immune system, the reproductive system, nervous system, endocrine system and other health effects.

If you have a source of PCBs in your facility, Southern Middlesex Industries can help you safely contain it and dispose of it, so contact SMI for more information before you start your demolition or remodeling project.

References/Links:
http://www.epa.gov/osw/hazard/tsd/pcbs/pubs/effects.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polychlorinated_biphenyl

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