Did Westinghouse Keep Mum On Pc Bs?

When the Environmental Protection Agency banned polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in 1979, it probably came too late for Richard K. Sluder of Bloomington, Ind. The former Westinghouse Electric Corp. worker blames his debilitating arthritis and memory loss on PCBs, which he says drenched him daily on the job for years. Sluder, 39, is a likely candidate to suffer some ill effects: At one point, his blood had the highest PCB concentration ever recorded in a human--3,450 parts per billion.

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