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The U.S. Environmental Agency regulates PCBs as a probable human carcinogens. Every one of the 209 PCB variants causes cancer in laboratory animals.
PCBs are known to cause a variety of types of cancer in rats, mice, and other study animals. Once PCBs have entered the body through ingestion, inhalation or direct contact, they can act as endocrine disrupters and neurotoxins.
Why just "probable carcinogens"?
New York State's fishing and fishing consumption advisories have stated that "Women of childbearing age, infants and children under the age of 15 should not eat any fish species from any reach of the Hudson River."
A differing view point
The EPA's latest assessment of the river and PCBs has determined that the river is safe for swimming, wading, boating, and possibly a treated drinking water source. According to GE, "the risk PCBs pose is to people who eat large amounts of Hudson River fish each week for 40 years." in its latest assessment of risk associated with PCBs in the Upper Hudson, EPA has determined the Hudson River is safe for swimming, wading,