Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

CASRN 1336-36-3 | DTXSID5024267

Health Effects Assessment for Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

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The document represents a brief, quantitatively oriented scientific summary of health effects data. It was developed by the Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office to assist the Office of Emergency and Remedial Response in establishing chemical-specific health-related goals of remedial actions. If applicable, chemical-specific subchronic and chronic toxicity interim acceptable intakes are determined for systemic toxicants, or q(sub 1)* values are determined for carcinogens for both oral and inhalation routes. A a(sub 1)* was determined for polychlorinated biphenyls based on oral exposure.


U.S. EPA. Health Effects Assessment for Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/540/1-86/004 (NTIS PB86134152), 1984.

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Additional Information

See also PB81-117798, PB86-134145 and PB86-134160. repared in cooperation with Syracuse Research Corp., NY.

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