Stop PCB Pollution

What are PCBs ?

Worldwide PCB Pollution

Why PCB Pollution Continues

PCB Symposium 2002 in Japan

PCB Symposium 2003 in Malaysia

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What are PCBs ?

Ministry of Environment (2001); "For proper processing of polychloro biphenyl (PCB) waste."

Kris Christen (2000) Trading in Hazardous Waste, Environmental Science & Technology, 300A-305A.

Theo Colburn, Dianne Dumanoski and John Peterson Myers(1996) Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence and Survival - A Scientific Detective Story, Dutton Publishing

IARC IARC Monographs Programme on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risk to Humans.

Hachioji-City, Tokyo (2002); Expert meeting report about PCB exposure and a healthy measure.

Ministry of the Environment Goverment of Japan (2002) The Environmental Monitoring Report on the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Japan.

L. Ritter, K. R. Solomon, J. Forget, M. Stemeroff and C. O'Leary (1995) Persistent Organic Pollutants.

U. S. Department of Health and Human Service (2002) 10th Report on Carcinogens.

UNEP (1998) Inventory of Worldwide PCB Destruction Capacity.

UNEP (2002) PCB Transformers and Capacitors from Management to Reclassification and Disposal.

USEPA (1996) PCBs: Cancer Dose- Response Assesment and Application to Environmental Mixtures, EPA/600/P-96/001F.

WHO, ILO and UNEP (2002) Global Assessment of the state of the science of endocrine disruptor.

Worldwide PCB Pollution

T. Colborn and M. J. Smolen (1996) Epidemiological Analysis of Persistent Organochlorine Contaminants in Cetaceans, Review of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 146, 91-172.

Hisato Iwata, Shinsuke Tanabe, Norio Sakai and Ryo Tatsukawa (1993) Distributution of Persistent Organochlorines in the Oceanic Air and Surface Seawater and the Role of Ocean of Their Global Transport and Fate, Environ. Sci. Technol., 27, 1080-1098.

Shinsuke Tanabe (2001); Global movement of a chlorinated organic compound, quarterly "Kagaku Sosetsu", 50, 73-78, the Chemical Society of Japan

O. I. Kalantzi, R. E. Alcock, P. A. Johnston, D. Santillo, R. L. Stringer, G. O. Thomas and K. C. Jones The Global Distribution of PCBs and Organochlorine Pesticides in Butter, Environ. Sci. Technol., 35, 1013-1018.

Kurunthachalam Kannan, Shinsuke Tanabe and Ryo Tatuskawa (1995) Geographical Distribution and Accumulation Features of Organochlorine Residues in Fish in Tropical Asia and Oceania, Environ. Sci. Technol., 29, 2673-2683.

Kurunthachalam Kannan, Shinsuke Tanabe, John P. Giesy and Ryo Tatsukawa (1997) Orfanochlorine Pesticides and Polychlorineted Biphenyls in Foodstuffs from Asian and Oceanic Countries, Rev. Environ. Contam. Toxicol, 152, 1-55.

T. B. Minh, M. S. Prudente, M. Watanabe, S. Tanabe, H. Nakata, N. Miyazaki, T. A. Jeffason and A. Subramanian (2000) Recent contamination of persistent chlorinated endocrine disrupters in cetaceans from the North Pacific and Asian coastal waters, Water Science and Technology, 42, 7-8, 231-240.

S. Tanabe (1985) Distribution, behaviour and fate of PCBs in the marine environment, J. Oceanogr. Soc. Japan, 41, 358-70.

Why PCB Pollution Continues

Shinichi Sakai, Yoko Kubota, Masakatsu Hiraoka (1997); The contemporary trend about PCB, Environmental Chemistry, 7, 2, 235-247.

Masafumi Funakawa, Makoto Takada, Mami Niida and Masaaki Hosomi (2002) Volatilization of PCB-containing Ballast in Fluoreszent Lamp and Indoor PCB Pollution, Journal of Environmental Chemistry, 12, 3, 615-620.

Niklas Johansson, Annika Hanberg, Sture Bergek and Mats Tysklind (2001) PCB in Sealant is Influencing The Levels in Inddor Air, Organohalogen Compounds-21st International Symposium on Halogenated Environmental Organic Pollutants and POPs-, 52, 436-440.

C. Rappe (1996) Management of the PCB Problem in Sweden and Other Nordic Countries, Proceeding of International Seminar on PCB Management.

UNEP (1999) Guidelone for the Identification of PCBs and Materials Containing PCBs.

UNEP (2002) PCB Transformers and Capacitors from Management to Reclassification and Disposal.

Seiji Watanabe, Wanna Laovakul, Ruchaya Boonyathumanondh, Monthip S. Tabucanon and Shinichiro Ohgaki (1996) Concentrations and Composition of PCB Congeners in The Air Around Stored Used Capacitors Containing PCB Insulator Oil in a Suburb of Bangkok, Thailand, Environmental Poolution, 92, 3, 289-297.

PCB Symposium 2002 in Japan

The Change Codex Citizen's Committee (2002); The 6th Stockholm treaty (POPs treaty) governmental talk meeting report, Change CODEX, 11, 18-22.

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