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Since 1929, PCBs have been used to make products such as coolants and insulating fluids in hydraulic fluids, plasticizers in paints and cement, fluid vacuum pump, wood floor finishes, transformers, electrical equipment, surface coating, cutting oils and carbonless paper. PCBs are at useful both for trade and development purposes.

In terms of chemical properties, PCBs come from the family of man organic carbon atoms (organic compounds) that are known as chlorinated hydrocarbons. PCBs are also made of carbon and hydrogen atoms chlorine. It is highly flammable and can produce hazardous substances such as dioxins at high temperatures. Although not readily soluble substances such as water, PCBs do not dissolve easily in fat. Therefore, their ability to accumulate in the fatty tissues of animals and the food chain. In this sense, PCBs are also known as contaminants persistent organic because they tend to accumulate over many years in the atmosphere. PCBs have characteristics of high toxicological and ecotoxicological so they have a capacity of a large potential to harm human health and ecology. This is because it can enter the human body through air, food and water enters the liver, fat, brain and skin, causing health problems like skin rashes and chloracne, a form of skin disease. Also, can enter the blood cells, umbilical cord blood, placenta and breast milk of feeding mothers. When PCBs enter the rivers, pollute fish in it, making unedible fish and polluting rivers. When adults eat meat, fish and poultry, or when babies drink milk that is contaminated PCB, suffering from poisoning.

In the United States, certain production processes of the utilities in Indiana (1950-1977), New York (1947-1977) and the Great Lakes region (1959-1971) led to the discharge of unacceptably high levels of PCBs in some rivers in these areas, so that contamination of these rivers and the contamination of fish there. In regard to developing countries, factors such as weak enforcement legislation, public lighting inadequate, insufficient capacity and the promotion of economic activity have led to the illegal import of PCBs, with devastating effects on human lives, human health and the environment of these countries. Examples include Nigeria's import of PCBs and other hazardous waste Italy in 1988.

Because of these negative effects of PCBs, the world community has taken in collaboration with international environmental conventions to regulate and prohibit the sale of PCBs. These treaties include the Basel Convention on the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (1989), the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent for certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (1998) and the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Persistent (2001). Although Basel is to regulate the trade in toxic waste and the ban on PCBs in full in this sense seeks to promote accountability Rotterdam shared and collaborative efforts among the parties to the international trade of certain chemicals. As Stockholm is concerned, the phases and the output limits persistent organic pollutants bioaccumlate, collect and concentrate in the food chain. Countries must adopt and implement national laws that adhere to the ideals of these treaties.

While the U.S. has not ratified this global treaty has promoted the substantive work at the federal and national levels through the formulation of various policies that effectively ban pesticides and PCBs and other hazardous chemicals. These include the Law of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA, (1976)) PCB and Regulations (40 CFR 761). The European Union (EU) could also be commended for similar actions through the promulgation and implementation of the Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 on persistent organic pollutants, which also includes PCB developing countries and Directive 96/59/EC. In Germany, some of major producers of PCBs easily started from the manufacture of these substances to realize its toxic effects. These were in 1977, Monsanto and Bayer in 1983. On the other hand, many developing countries in Africa and others need to solve their difficulties in order to enable businesses, institutions and individuals from the use, import and export of PCBs. Perhaps, the experience can be borrowed and folded U.S. and the EU to adapt to the peculiar circumstances of developing countries in this regard.

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YVONNE NANA AFUA IDUN

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Doctor of Philosophy in Law of International Trade and International Environmental Law; Master of Laws in Law of International Trade; Bachelor of Arts in Law and French; Areas of Expertise: Environment, Trade and Gender.

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