Contamination of local wildlife following a fire at a polychlorinated biphenyls warehouse in St Basile le Grand, Quebec, Canada.

@article{Phaneuf1995ContaminationOL,
  title={Contamination of local wildlife following a fire at a polychlorinated biphenyls warehouse in St Basile le Grand, Quebec, Canada.},
  author={Daniel J. Phaneuf and J L Desgranges and N Plante and Jean Rodrigue},
  journal={Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={1995},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={145-53}
}
This study on wildlife contamination, one to ten months after the polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) fire in St Basile le Grand, Quebec, shows that the fire increased PCB and polychlorinated dibenzofuran (PCDF) levels in animals. From the data, it was not possible to detect a significant increase in polychlorinated dibenzodioxin (PCDD) levels after the fire. Given the relatively small sample size, the differences in concentrations could not be estimated precisely. However, it can be asserted with… CONTINUE READING