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Not to be alarmist but considering the age isn't it likely to contain PCBs?

Monsanto was the patent holder for PCBs and produced the various Aroclors, 1260, 1254, 1242 starting all the way back in the 1930s. The peak years of use were the mid 1950s up to 1970; finally the US banned production in 1979. Total world wide production was over 1.5 million tons of which it is estimated that 20% is still in the environment.

Just saying, perhaps it would be best to wear nitrile or neoprene gloves and be careful cleaning the tube bases?


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  • Not to be alarmist but considering the age isn't it likely to contain PCBs? - cfb 10:03:56 06/10/12 (0)

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