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PCB Risks in Schools

According to the EPA, "PCB contamination is alarmingly widespread and threatens the health of potentially hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren"  Due to PCB's leaking from electrical components and lighting fixtures in schools built previous to the 1978 ban on manufacturing them.
PCB's are known to be endocrine disruptors that accumulate in fatty tissues and cause cancer.
You would think officials would do whatever it takes to protect the health and safety of children and their teachers, but that's not the case.  At least not in New York, where Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott said the costs of replacing the fixtures, "during this difficult fiscal climate," would force the city to lay off staff and delay school-construction projects.  Seriously, he said they can't afford to protect children from cancer.
This is 1 more reason why we need to change chemical policies; safety MUST be proven BEFORE unleashing toxins on society.  People are more important than money!

The full story from the Wall Street Journal:
EPA Warns of PCB Risks in Schools
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