Latest Polychlorinated biphenyl Stories

2008-12-16 15:26:52

Researchers say sea lions and seals living off the coast of Southern California are contaminated by high levels of DDT and PCB. The research by California State University, Long Beach suggests waste laden with pesticides and chemicals continues to poison marine life off the Palos Verdes Peninsula's White Point, more than 30 years after the dumping was halted. The report said U.S.

2008-12-09 10:04:53

Striped bass in the San Francisco Estuary are contaminated before birth with a toxic mix of pesticides, industrial chemicals and flame retardants that their mothers acquire from estuary waters and food sources and pass on to their eggs, say UC Davis researchers.

2008-12-08 13:30:00

Scientific research from around the world suggests that the male gender is in danger, with incalculable consequences for both humans and wildlife.

2008-10-10 21:00:17

By ERIK ROBINSON Banks of capacitors free of polychlorinated biphenyls at Bonneville Power Administration's substation at the Ross Complex in Hazel Dell.

2008-10-07 09:00:48

Hydrodec (AIM:HYR) today officially opened the nation's first sustainable transformer oil refinery in Canton, Ohio, where it will produce SUPERfine(TM)--the world's first sustainable and reusable transformer oil(1).

2008-10-01 12:00:24

NEWTON, Mass., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- People and homes in California have been found to have significantly higher levels of toxic flame retardants called polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), compared to other locations in the country and the world.

2008-09-19 00:00:29

Decades have been wasted examining the problem of carcinogens while not doing enough to stem "industrial manslaughter," a U.S. researcher said.

2008-09-16 21:00:16

By ERIK ROBINSON Alcoa will scoop 56,000 cubic yards of PCB-tainted sediment from the Columbia River near its old Vancouver smelter under a legally binding agreement reached this week with the state Department of Ecology.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.