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A growing body of evidence worldwide suggests that materials such as paints, caulks, sealants and other building materials may be a significant source of PCB exposure to people living or working in buildings where these materials are present. Evaluating the nature of the risk posed by these materials is currently challenged by a lack of exposure assessment data among the exposed groups and limited understanding of the emission factors associated with different PCB- containing building materials. The development of additional exposure data for indoor environments would allow for a better understanding of the overall risk from PCBs in the built environment as compared to PCB exposures from ambient (i.e. outdoor air and water sources) and dietary exposure pathways. Exposure assessment and source emission data is also an integral part in the evaluation of proposed methods to mitigate the risks associated with PCBs in the built environment..
• University of Washington PCB-Containing Window Caulk Removal Pilot Project
G. Bangs, University of Washington Environmental Health & Safety, Seattle, WA.
• PCBs in Building Materials – An Update on This Emerging Issue, Real World Challenges and Select Case Studies
E. Gerdts, TRC Environmental Corporation, New York, NY.
• Nondestructive Remediation of PCB Contaminated Building Materials-Laboratory and Field-Scale Testing Results
C. Yestrebsky, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.
• Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in Residential Indoor Air and in the Serum of Older, Long Time Residents of Three Upper Hudson River Communities
E. Fitzgerald, University at Albany, SUNY, Rensselaer, NY.
• The Role of Biological Monitoring in Exposure Assessments for PCBs in the Built Environment
S. Que Hee, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.
• Evaluating Noncancer Health Risks from Inhaled PCBs
G. Lehmann, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC.
• PCBs, Yusho Disease and TSCA: The Differences Between Risk Perception and Science
J. Okun, O’Reilly, Talbot & Okun Associates, Inc., Springfield, MA.
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