Frequent Questions

3. What are polychlorinated biphenyls's health effects?

Some people who drink water containing polychlorinated biphenyls well in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years could experience changes in their skin, problems with their thymus gland, immune deficiencies, or reproductive or nervous system difficulties, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

This health effects language is not intended to catalog all possible health effects for polychlorinated biphenyls. Rather, it is intended to inform consumers of some of the possible health effects associated with polychlorinated biphenyls in drinking water when the rule was finalized.

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