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Introduction PCBs are a family of chemicals that the U.S. Environmental Agency regulates as a `probable human carcinogen.´ Every one of the 209 PCB variants causes cancer in laboratory animals. Once PCBs have entered the body through ingestion, inhalation or direct contact, they can act as endocrine disrupters and neurotoxins. PCBs can disrupt the normal development of a fetus, impair thyroid function, reduce levels of critical neurotransmitters, and induce cognitive dysfunctions such as attention deficit disorder.
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