Towards a global historical emission inventory for selected PCB congeners--a mass balance approach. 1. Global production and consumption.

Information on the historical global production and consumption of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) is urgently needed for estimating PCB fluxes to the environment and for interpreting global contamination patterns by these pollutants. This study presents the methodology, principal uncertainties and selected results from an inventory, aiming to quantify the… CONTINUE READING