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Focus on: Identifying PCBs in Building Materials

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23-04-027May 2023May 2023
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Author(s) Washington State Department of Ecology
Description Studies show PCBs were widely incorporated into building materials between 1950–1979 to improve flexibility, adhesion, and durability. Buildings built or renovated during this time period may contain PCBs. This focus sheet explains how to identify them and next steps to consider.
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Keywords PCB, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), identification, Focus sheet, PCBs, construction, demolition, building materials
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