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Aroclor 1254

Similar term(s): Arochlor 1254.

Definition:

Aroclor 1254 is one of several commercial PCB mixtures that were marketed between the 1930s and 70s.

This light yellow viscous liquid is a particularly highly chlorinated PCB mixture which, by definition, contains 54% chlorine by weight.

Source: Environmental Health Perspectives Differential Effects of Two Lots of Aroclor 1254 

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Aroclor 1254 has been extensively used and dispersed from industrial applications worldwide and its effects have been widely studied.

For more details on the composition of differents Aroclor mixtures, see: CICAD 55  (table 4)

Source: GreenFacts

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PCBs

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GreenFacts Summary on PCBs Polychlorinated biphenyls:

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