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  • The Legacy of PCBs

    Ted Dracos’ book, Biocidal; Confronting the Poisonous Legacy of PCBs, on the role of the chemical industry in contaminating the world with PCBs has been published by Beacon Press. Since PCBs were outlawed in 1976, most people think the problem has been solved. However, PCBs can be found everywhere: the highest mountain peaks to the deepest ocean trenches, in the air, in our veins – even in the tissue of newborn babies. Dracos reports for the first time just how industry manipulated scientific studies and all three branches of government, so the public would believe PCBs no longer posed a threat. Biocidal also presents a blueprint for reducing the impacts of PCBs and other industrial chemicals.

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