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polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) any of various brominated derivatives of biphenyl; uses and toxic hazards are similar to those of polychlorinated biphenyls. They typically are deposited in body fat stores and are rarely mobilized except through lactation.
polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) any of various chlorinated derivatives of biphenyl, toxic and carcinogenic nonbiodegradable compounds used as heat-transfer agents and electrical insulators; they are readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, and those with a lower percentage of chlorine are associated with a higher toxicity but are more readily excreted.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pol·y·chlo·rin·at·ed bi·phen·yl (PCB),

biphenyl in which some or all of the hydrogen atoms attached to ring carbons are replaced by chlorine atoms; a [probable] human carcinogen and teratogen.
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polychlorinated biphenyl

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pol·y·chlo·rin·at·ed bi·phe·nyl

(polē-klōri-nā-tĕd bī-fenil)
Agent in which some or all of the hydrogen atoms attached to ring carbons are replaced by chlorine atoms; possible human carcinogen and teratogen.
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polychlorinated biphenyl

PCB. Any one of a family of industrial pollutants known to be capable of inducing cancer.
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Cescon, "Determination of polychlorobiphenyls and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the atmospheric aerosol of the Venice Lagoon," Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, vol.
It prohibits and/or limits the production and use of twelve POPs: aldrin, chlordane, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, mirex toxaphene, polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs), DDT, polychlorodibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorodibenzofurans.
It also makes provision for eliminating other products at a later date (DDT, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene and polychlorobiphenyls).
On the basis of a Commission Communication, Ministers should adopt conclusions on the implementation of the first stage of the European Programme on climate change, and will hold a first policy debate on the draft Directive on a European emissions trading system.The Council will then conduct a rapid debate and should adopt conclusions on the Commission's Communication of October 24 concerning an EU strategy on dioxins, furans and polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) - (see Europe Environment 599 and the document attached to this issue).
Polychlorobiphenyls and other organochlorine compounds in human follicular fluid.
The environmental organisation Greenpeace has hailed an agreement that sends out a clear signal to industry to change current practices and cease using the Earth as a testing ground for hazardous pollutants.Control mechanisms.In short, the new Convention introduces mechanisms to control production, imports, exports, and plans to phase out the use of 12 POPs: hexachlorobenzines, endrin, mirex, toxaphene, chlordane, heptachlorine, DDT, aldrin, dieldrin, polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs), dioxins and furans.
* Water purification: Published by the Conseil Superieur d'Hygiene Publique de France, "Risques sanitaires lies aux boues d'epuration des eaux usees urbaines" examines the risks associated with various contaminants that can be present in urban waste water treatment sludges: micro-organisms (viruses, bacteria, parasites: inventory of pathogenic agents), trace elements (mercury, lead, cadmium, copper, chrome, nickel, zinc: assessment of chemical risks), organic micro-pollutants (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorobiphenyls and other organochlorides: chemical contamination after application and health risk assessment methodologies).
Increased levels of polychlorobiphenyls in Italian women with endometriosis.
Polychlorobiphenyls (PCBsl, polychloro-dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDsl and polychlorodibenzofurans (PCDFs) in human milk, blood and adipose tissue.
Current dietary exposure to polychlorodibenzo-p-dioxins, poly-chlorodibenzofurans, and dioxin-like polychlorobiphenyls in Italy.
Association between serum concentrations of hexachloro-benzene and polychlorobiphenyls with thyroid hormone and liver enzymes in a sample of the general population.