publication . Article . 2002

PCB's take a stroll Los PCBs salen de paseo

N. Olea Serrano; M. J. Begoña Olmos Ruiz; M. López Espinosa; M. Castillo Rodríguez;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2002 Journal: Revista de Salud Ambiental (issn: 1697-2791, eissn: 1697-2791, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Sociedad Española de Sanidad Ambiental
Abstract
Human exposure to bioaccumulable organochlorine compounds is a reality, not only because of the known presence in tissues of the residue of historic contaminants such as DDT and other pesticides, but also because of the risk of current exposure to compounds still in use, such as lindane, endosulphan and polychlorinated biphenyls or PCBs, among others. The case of the PCBs is of particular importance. Although their production was prohibited due to their hazardous nature, persistence and environmental toxicity, a large number of equipments that contain considerable volumes of PCBs continue functioning. These equipments will reach the residual stage in the next fe...
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free text keywords: PCBs, disruptores endocrinos, exposición humana, compuestos organoclorados, Medicine, R
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