What causes PCB accumulation to induce cancer?

Michael M. Reich mmreich at tiac.net
Thu Sep 11 09:38:47 EST 1997


My understanding of the danger of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB's) to
humans is that they are so non-reactive that the body cannot decompose
them, and they therefore accumulate in fatty tissues.

My question is: how is the accumulation of PCB's related to the
increased probability of cancer? If PCB's are non-reactive, how does
this situation become carcinogenic?

Any help is greatly appreciated,
Mike
mmreich at tiac.net



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