Bloomberg: PCBs in schools not so dangerous

Faced with a $700 million remediation effort, Mayor Bloomberg says school kids are exposed to more PCBs from a tuna fish sandwich than the light fixtures in city schools. But when cash-strapped New Yorkers turned to local waterways for food in 2009, the Mayor said “common sense” dictated that anglers shouldn’t eat fish from PCB-contaminated water.

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  1. Im sure the Hudson River has higher PCB levels than the open ocean where tuna fish is caught for schooolkids’ sandwiches.
    Having made that point, I still wonder where the *epidemiological* data is that indicates that PCBs are harmful to species other than inbred cancer-prone lab rodents.

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