Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the British environment: sinks, sources and temporal trends.

@article{Harrad1994PolychlorinatedB,
  title={Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the British environment: sinks, sources and temporal trends.},
  author={Stuart J Harrad and A P Sewart and Ruth Alcock and Ruth S Boumphrey and Vicki Burnett and Raquel Duarte-Davidson and Claire Halsall and Greg Sanders and Katie Waterhouse and S. Roger Wild and Kevin C Jones},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={1994},
  volume={85 2},
  pages={131-46}
}
This paper estimates the present UK environmental loading of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Of the estimated approximately 40,000 t SigmaPCB sold in the UK since 1954, only an estimated 1% (400 t) are now present in the UK environment. Comparisons of estimated production and current environmental loadings of congeners 28, 52, 101, 138, 153 and 180 suggest that PCB persistence broadly increases with increasing chlorination. Those PCBs that are not now present in the UK environment are… CONTINUE READING

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