Check out Matt Fragala's latest post on an important environmental issue that colleges and universities need to be aware of.
PCBs on Campus: What Colleges and Universities Need to Know About This Emerging Environmental Concern
PCBs, polychlorinated biphenyls, were banned by the EPA in 1979. So why is there rising concern about this old contaminant on campuses across the US? According to the US Census Bureau, more than $335 billion worth of private and public education buildings were constructed between 1950 and 1979 when common building materials such as caulk, oil-based paint and floor finish contained PCBs. For colleges and universities, this often includes residential dorms and high-traffic classroom buildings. Institutions are now searching to find the best course of action to ensure the safety of students and staff from this potential threat. Read more...
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