Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

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Latest Edit: Iva Lloyd, ND 2014-02-17 (EDT)

Polychlorinated biphenyls are one of many toxic environmental chemicals. Although PCBs have been banned in the United States and Canada for decades, they persistent as organic pollutant.


  • Industry:
  • old paints, varnishes, inks, hydraulic fluids
  • Food:
  • farm-raised salmon is the primary source.

Impact on Health


  1. Grandjean P, Landrigan PJ. Developmental neurotoxicity of industrial chemicals. Lancet;2006 Dec 16;368(9553):2167-78. PMID: 17174709.