Friday, March 15, 2024

Recently, it was discovered that one of the buildings at North Carolina State University has very high levels of metals and Aroclor-1262. They have found PCBs in caulking and insulation in a building used by the College of Education. The ISRP worked with the NC State Superfund Research Program to organize a zoom call on February 26, 2024 to answer questions about possible health effects from PCB exposure, routes of potential exposure, sampling methods and analysis the ISRP has done at other sites, remediation for PCBs in building materials, and suggested possible next steps.

ISRP Director Keri Hornbuckle and Synthesis Core Leader Hans-Joachim Lehmler participated in the Question and Answer forum. Also participating was former director of the NIEHS, Dr. Linda Birnbaum. The panel answered 40+ questions in one hour. They are now answering follow-up questions.