Immunotoxicity of PCBs (Aroclors) in relation to Great Lakes.

  title={Immunotoxicity of PCBs (Aroclors) in relation to Great Lakes.},
  author={Helen Tryphonas},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={35 - 46}
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are among the most widespread environmental pollutants and a prominent contaminant of the Great Lakes basin. Due to their resistance to biodegradation and lipophilic properties, PCBs bioaccumulate in fish tissues and in fish-eating humans. PCBs are also known to cross the placenta and to be excreted into the mother's milk, thus predisposing the infant to potentially adverse health effects. For example, a higher incidence of bacterial infections was reported for… CONTINUE READING
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