Sources and prevalence of pentachlorobenzene in the environment.

  title={Sources and prevalence of pentachlorobenzene in the environment.},
  author={Robert E Bailey and Dolf van Wijk and Paul C Thomas},
  volume={75 5},
There are no longer any large scale uses of pentachlorobenzene (PeCB). Current emissions of PeCB to the environment are estimated to be about 121000kgy(-1), based on published information. The largest sources appear to be combustion of solid wastes, 32000kgy(-1), biomass burning, 45000kgy(-1) with degradation of an agricultural fungicide, quintozene, contributing 26000kgy(-1) and industrial releases less important. PeCB has been measured in many environmental media over the past 35 years. Low… CONTINUE READING

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