Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Information

Buildings constructed prior to 1978 may contain caulking made with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Long-term public health impacts are not well documented and understood. The School Department will be following all health and safety protocols established by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Peabody Board of Health.
 
Federal Resources
State Resources
Local Resources
School Resources
 
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
 
  1. Total Indoor Air PCB Homolog Concentrations Table thru 12/26/12
  2. Nov.- Dec. Sequencing Plans
  3. Total Indoor Air PCB Homolog Concentrations Table 12/6/12
  4. Total Indoor Air PCB Homolog Concentrations Table 11/14/12
  5. Total Indoor AIr PCB Homolog Concentrations Table 11/3/12
  6. Total Indoor Air PCB Homolog Concentration Tables 10/30/12
  7. Memo from Vivian Low, Daedalus, 10/30/12
  8. Total Indoor Air PCB Homolog Concentration Tables
  9. Burke Indoor Air PCB Concentrations 051812
  10. Peabody-Burke PCB Air Sampling 5-17-12 Event
  11. PCB Air Sampling 041812 Chart
  12. IAQ Test Site Selection March 2012
  13. IAQ Test Site Selection
  14. Sample 1/27/2012
  15. Peabody-Burke VOC and isocyanates
  16. Indoor Data Tables 2/28/2012
  17. Burke Indoor Air Sampling Report, 2/3/12
  18. Burke School-Preliminary Soil and Roof related Air Sample Results
  19. Peabody Burke FAQs 1/4/2012
  20. A Message from Superintendent Levine regarding latest Indoor Air Results (12/29/2011)
    Superintendent Levine Message Re: Burke School (12/13/2011)
  21. PCB Air Sample Test Results updated 12/29/11
  22. PCB Air Sample Report 12-20-11 sampling
  23. Massachusetts Department of Public Health Letter Re: PCBs Burke School 12-16-2011
  24. City of Peabody Board of Health Letter, Re: PCBs Burke School 12-16-11
  25. Burke PCB In Building Material Preliminary Findings 12-06-11
  26. Burke PCB Indoor Air Quality
    10-31-11 Report
  27. Burke Window PCB Report by Covino
This section will be updated regularly as information becomes available at the federal and international level.This section will be updated regularly as information becomes available at the state level.This section will be updated regularly as information becomes available at the local level for the City of Peabody.This section will be updated regularly as information becomes available at the school department or school building level.
EPA
  1. EPA Announces Guidance to Communities on PCBs in Caulk of Buildings Constructed or Renovated Between 1950 and 1978 EPA to g - 9/25/2009
  2. EPA: Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
  3. EPA: Fact Sheet for Schools: Caulk containing PCBs may be present in older schools and buildings
  4. EPA: Current Best Practices For PCBs in Caulk Fact Sheet: Removal and Clean-Up of PCBs in Caulk and PCB-Contaminated Soil and Building Material
  5. EPA - Health Effects of PCBs
  6. PCB Toxicity Information from EPA's Integrated Risk and Information System (IRIS) for Aroclor 1254
  7. PCB Toxicity Information from EPA's Integrated Risk and Information System (IRIS) for Aroclor 1016
  8. Toxicity Information from EPA's Integrated Risk and Information System (IRIS) for PCBs

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC) RESOURCES

  1. ATSDR ToxFAQs(TM) for PBCs
  2. 2.ATSDR Public Health Statement - Q&A for PBCs
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH RESOURCES
  1. NIOSH - Registry of Toxic Effects for Chemical Substances (RTECS) - Aroclor 1254
  2. NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - PCBs (Chlorodiphenyl, 54% chlorine)
  3. OSHA PCB Information
  1. DPH Information Booklet
  1. EPA Announces Guidance on PCBs in Caulk
  2. PCBs in Caulk - QA, EPA Update
  3. An Information Booklet Addressing PCB Containing Materials in Schools
  4. Websites:
    1. PCBs in Caulk in Older Buildings 
    2. Fact Sheets for Schools and Teachers About PCB-Contaminated Caulk
  5. Chronology of Events Related to the PCBs found at Burke School
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