Managing Risks Of PCBs In Building Caulking

Law360, New York (December 21, 2009, 4:03 PM EST) -- Recent studies have identified polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in some caulking used in buildings constructed or renovated before 1978. These PCBs may be present at very high levels and can be released into both the indoor and outside environments.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will conduct additional studies to further evaluate the extent to which PCBs may be present in caulking and the risks that the PCB-contaminated caulking may pose to building occupants.

At the present time, however, the extent of risks posed...
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