Carcinogenicity of polyhalogenated biphenyls: PCBs and PBBs.

  title={Carcinogenicity of polyhalogenated biphenyls: PCBs and PBBs.},
  author={Elisabeth Silberhorn and Howard Perry Glauert and Larry W Robertson},
  journal={Critical reviews in toxicology},
  volume={20 6},
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) are compounds whose physical/chemical properties led to their widespread commercial use. Although their production has been banned or severely limited in most countries since the 1970s, the persistence and stability of these compounds have resulted in a worldwide distribution, especially of PCBs. PBB contamination is limited principally to the state of Michigan, where a series of tragic errors eventually resulted in the… CONTINUE READING

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