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Document ID (ISN)44548
CIS number 85-1214
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Milby T.H., Miller T.L., Forrester T.L.
Title PCB-containing transformer fires: decontamination guidelines based on health considerations
Bibliographic information May 1985, Vol.27, No.5, p.351-356. 28 ref.
Abstract The most toxic combustion products generated from polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) involved in electrical transformer fires are polychlorinated dibenzofuran (PCDF) and polychlorinated dibenzodioxin (PCDD) isomers. Clean-up procedures based on experience, obtained from two such fires which occurred in the USA are discussed in the light of the carcinogenic potential of some of these compounds.
Descriptors (primary) polychlorinated biphenyls; chlorinated benzofurans; pyrolysis products; transformers; fire; dioxins
Descriptors (secondary) carcinogens; 1,3,6,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin; 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran; 1,2,3,4-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin; Aroclors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Heterocyclic compounds
Halogenated hydrocarbons