PCBs

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An Unrecognized Source of PCB Contamination in Schools and Other Buildings. Reports on an investigation of 24 buildings in the Boston area revealing that one-third (8 of 24) contained caulking materials with polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) content exceeding 50 ppm by weight,... 06/30/2004
Contractors Handling PCBs in Caulk During Renovation. Provides contractors, parents, teachers, and school administrators a general overview of the practices a contractor should consider when conducting the renovation of a building that has... 08/31/2009
Current Best Practices for PCB's in Caulk Fact Sheet: Testing in Buildings. Supplies key information on testing for PCBs in caulk or in soil or air. Testing will determine if PCBs are present in caulk and if PCBs are present, whether the potential exposure will be dermal,... 08/31/2009
Current Best Practices for PCBs in Caulk Fact Scheet: Disposal Options for PCBs in Caulk and PCB-Contaminated Soil and Building Materials. Identifies for school system officials key information on disposal options for PCBs in caulk and contaminated soil and building materials. It also identifies whom to contact at EPA for advice on... 08/31/2009
Current Best Practices for PCBs in Caulk Fact Sheet: Interim Measures for Assessing Risk and Taking Action to Reduce Exposures. Identifies for school system officials the key steps necessary to conduct a preliminary assessment of PCBs in the air in buildings, interim actions that may be taken to prevent or reduce potential... 08/31/2009
Current Best Practices for PCBs in Caulk Fact Sheet: Removal and Clean-Up of PCBs in Caulk and PCB-Contaminated Soil and Building Material. Identifies for school system officials key information on removal and cleanup of PCBs in caulk and PCB contaminated soil and building materials. In addition, it identifies whom to contact at EPA for... 08/31/2009
EPA/NYC PCB Pilot Program The City of New York and the New York City School Construction Authority reached n agreement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2 regarding the assessment and remediation... 12/31/2010
Fact Sheet for Schools: Caulk Containing PCBs May Be Present in Older Schools and Buildings. Advises on what polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are, when it was used in building caulk, how to avoid it and what to do about it if present. PCBs were used in caulk between 1950 and 1978, so only... 12/31/2008
Fact Sheet for Schools: PCBs in Caulk School Checklist. Provides a checklist for ascertaining the potential for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in school building caulk and the risk of children's exposure . PCBs were used in caulk between 1950 and... 12/31/2008
Fact Sheet for Teachers: What to Say to Children About PCBs. Advises teachers on how to address students concerning the risk of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in building caulk. PCBs were used in caulk between 1950 and 1978, so only buildings built or... 12/31/2008
Facts about PCBs in Caulk. Briefly answers questions concerning the use of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in building caulk, addressing the history of their uses, testing for them, means of exposure, and abatement in advance... 12/31/2009
Handling an Emergency: A Defining Moment. Following a fire and a costly PCB cleanup at a Connecticut high school, the administrative staff learned valuable lessons. Districts must have an emergency management plan, provide accurate... 06/30/2001
Health Effects of PCBs Summarizes the health effects of PCBs. 12/31/2011
Healthy Schools: Lessons for a Clean Educational Environment. Helps school employees and parents recognize potential environmental health issues at schools, both indoors and outdoors. It includes basic information about mold, radon, VOCs, ventilation, asbestos... 12/31/2007
How to Test for PCBs and Characterize Suspect Materials Advises on how to test for the presence of PCBs in the building. The document recommends that the air is tested first to determine if PCBs may be causing a potential public health problem. This... 12/31/2009
PCBs in Building Caulk. The EPA provides an overview on caulk containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) that was used in some buildings, including schools, in the 1950s through the 1970s. It discusses how to minimize... 12/31/2007
PCBs in Caulk: a Looming Issue for the Construction and Demolition Industry Describes how polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) contained in building materials, particularly caulk, are rapidly becoming a large issue for the demolition and construction industry, and for society as... 02/28/2011
PCBs in Lighting Fixtures in NYC Schools Slide presentation on PCBs in lighting fixtures in New York City schools includes a definition, health effects, testimonials, description of EPA/NYC Pilot Project, EPA national guidance, an update on... 09/30/2011
PCBs in School? Persistent Chemicals, Persistent Problems. Examines a rapidly emerging base of evidence shows that PCBs can be widely found in caulking and paint in masonry buildings constructed or renovated from about 1950 to the late 1970s. These materials... 12/31/2009
PCBs in Schools and Corporate Responsibility for Remediation: Yorktown Central School District v. Monsanto Company. Asserts that just as concerns about lead and asbestos were raised decades ago, regulators must now act to curtail the dangers associated with PCBs in school building materials and develop a broad... 12/31/2009
PCBs in Schools: What about School Maintenance Workers? Addresses the insufficient consideration of the school maintenance workers and contractors who maintain and replace PCB caulk, even though they may constitute the school population with the highest... 12/31/2009
PCBs on Campus. Schools are faced with limited alternatives when handling PCB-containing building materials. This article describes several acceptable compliance options. 03/31/2011
PCBs: Mandatory Testing in Schools Provides extensive information on polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) found in building caulking before 1977. The effects of PCBs, testing, removal, and mandatory state programs for PCB testing are... 12/31/2010
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) and Indoor Air: Source Investigation and Remedial Approach for a Public School Building in New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. Describes the testing for and removal of PCB-bearing material from this school's HVAC system. Includes eight references. 07/31/2008
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs): Steps to Safe Renovation and Repair Activities. Highlights precautionary measures and best work practices to follow when conducting a repair or renovation in older buildings where PCB-containing caulk could be encountered or where it is assumed... 12/31/2009

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