PCBs in More than Just Transformers, Hydraulic Oil and Ballasts; should we be concerned with PCBs in Caulk, Paint & Sealants?

PCBs in More Than Just Transformers Throughout the Northeastern US, there has been a lot of buzz about PCBs in caulk, rubberized paint and sealants. The fact of the matter is, from the early 1940s through mid 1970s, PCBs were used as common additives for water and chemical resistance. They were known for their durability and elasticity and commonly used in chlorinated paints on furnaces, industrial machinery and masonry walls. During that period, caulking could contain up to 10-20% of PCBs.

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