Levels of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Foods in Sweden

  title={Levels of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Foods in Sweden},
  author={Fredrik Berglund},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={67 - 71}
PCBs have been used in industry in Sweden since 1929, initially only in electric transformers and capacitors, later also in paints, lacquers etc. The importation of PCBs to Sweden in 1970 was close to 500 tons. Approximately half of this amount was exported to other countries in electric capacitors. The use of PCBs in dyes was 65 tons in 1968 but was voluntarily diminished by industry to 35 tons in 1970. The Swedish Riksdag (parliament) has enacted the 1971 PCB Act, authorizing the government… CONTINUE READING


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