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Eliminating PCB Hazards in Los Angeles CA

Posted on January 3, 2013 in Blog

Electrical Transformer

You’ll need a licensed removal company to deal with PCB hazards in Los Angeles CA safely.

Before the dangers of PCBs were known, these hazardous chlorinated hydrocarbon compounds were used in hundreds of commercial and industrial products. Though PCBs were banned in 1979, many materials containing PCBs remain in older facilities, where they can pose serious health hazards if not disposed of properly. These hazards are so severe that only EPA-certified companies can be involved in eliminating PCB hazards in Los Angeles CA.

Common PCB Applications

Because PCBs are non-flammable, have a high boiling point, and provide excellent electrical insulation, they were frequently used in electrical equipment like transformers, capacitors, and fluorescent light ballasts. PCBs can be liquid or solid, and many types of Insulation, tape, oil-based paint, caulking, floor finish, and plastics made between 1929 and 1979 contain PCBs.

Dangers of PCBs

Because PCBs take a long time to break down naturally, once they become released into the air, water, or soil, they tend to remain there indefinitely. Eventually, they make their way into the food chain by building up in the tissues of plants and fish. According…