PCBs


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PCBs

Polychlorinated biphenyls. Compounds once much used in electrical products, but highly toxic and now difficult to dispose of because extremely stable.
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With the role of electrical engineers quickly evolving, it is important to note successful PCB design is not done in a vacuum.
Killer whales whose diet includes, among other items, seals and large fish such as tuna and sharks critical accumulate PCBs and other pollutants stored at successive levels of the food chain.
The estimated size of the North American printed-circuit board market declined in 2014 for the fourth consecutive year, driven by continued declines in rigid PCB sales, according to IPC's 2015 Analysis and Forecast for the North American PCB Industry.
Este trabalho teve como objetivo determinar as concentracoes de PCBs em amostras de arroz branco polido e feijao preto, coletadas no estado do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, no ano de 2010.
Caulk and other building materials containing PCBs were widely used from the 1950s through the 1970s.
There are various sources of existing PCBs in the environment, most of which were accumulated during the period 1950 to 1983, due to their worldwide use as lubricants,
PCBs were used as a fire retardant in the lubricating oil used in some pipeline compressor engines and turbines.
Best known as oily insulating compounds used in electrical transformers, PCBs have been linked with reproductive harm in animals and IQ losses in children.
The book-to-bill ratios and growth rates for rigid PCBs and flexible circuits combined are heavily affected by the rigid PCB segment.
Key words: Aroclors; diluent; diluent oil; PCBs; Reference Materials; transformer oil.
The downside is that salmon and other farmed fish can contain PCBs. These toxins are chlorinated compounds in the form of oily liquids or solids that are colorless to light yellow.