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About PCBs
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) are synthetic chemicals that were manufactured for use in various industrial and commercial applications - including oil in electrical and hydraulic equipment, and plasticizers in paints, plastics and rubber products - because of their non-flammability, chemical stability, high boiling point and electrical insulation properties.

Congress enacted the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to control the distribution, use, and disposal of harmful chemicals, including PCBs. Through TSCA, Congress established a number of requirements for identifying and controlling toxic chemical hazards that pose risks to human health and the environment.

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8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Monday through Friday EST, (excluding legal holidays)

Phone: (202) 554-1404
Fax (document requests only): (202) 554-5603
E-mail: TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov

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U.S. EPA
Environmental Assistance Division (7408M)
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20460

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