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Q:
What were common uses of PCBs used prior to being banned?

A:

Common places PCBs were used prior to being banned in 1979 were in the following places:

  • Transformers and capacitors
  • Other electrical equipment including voltage regulators, switches, reclosers, bushings, and electromagnets
  • Oil used in motor and hydraulic systems
  • Old electrical devices or appliances containing PCB capacitors
  • Fluorescent light ballasts
  • Cable insulation
  • Thermal insulation material including fiberglass, felt, foam, and cork
  • Adhesives and tapes
  • Oil-based paint
  • Caulking
  • Plastics
  • Carbonless copy paper
  • Floor finish

For additional information about over-exposure to PCB's continue reading our PCB section.
 

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