Polychlorinated biphenyls, commonly known as PCBs, are man-made toxic chemicals that persist in the environment and can bioaccumulate in living organisms. PCBs were manufactured in the United States up until the late 1970s when their manufacture was banned due to health and environmental concerns.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), studies have shown that PCBs cause cancer in animals and have non-cancer effects on the immune system, reproductive system and endocrine system. In addition, new research indicates that prenatal exposure to the chemicals can lead to low birth weight, stunted growth, asthma, immune weakness, Attention Deficit Disorder, memory problems and decreased IQ.
EMSL's experienced staff of PhD scientists, technical professionals and their continuously expanding roster of analytical instrumentation are frequently called upon by industry, regulators and the general public to test for PCBs.
With over 30 years of experience, no project is too big or small for EMSL's PCB testing experts.