Standardized Incidence Ratios of PCB-Related Cancers Associated with Multiple PCB Point Sources in New Bedford, MA

Sellitto, Michael.


  • Abstract: From 1941 through 1978, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were released in New Bedford, MA. Electronic manufacturers and waste sites were sources of PCBs, an environmentally persistent compound associated with increased risk of some cancers. Although there has been some remediation, PCBs are still detectable. Using 829 soil and sediment samples, a mean proxy PCB concentration for each ... read more
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