polychlorinated biphenyl

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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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The State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (W-DNR), Madison, Wisconsin, USA says the long-awaited cleanup of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) began the week of September 13 at two of Wisconsin's worst PCB contamination sites, while work at third site moved into a critical phase during the same period.
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The Convention also demands a complete phase-out of polychlorinated biphenyls and waste containing PCBs.
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