RE: PCB Who?

Not so much a "thing" PCBs refer to a fire and oxidation retardant that was
added to transformers in up to the 70's (I think, someone correct me)
PCB is Poly-Chlorinated Biphenol - and the bad JuJu comes from the fact that
they break down to dioxins if I recall correctly.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tesla List [mailto:tesla-at-pupman-dot-com]
> Sent: Thursday, September 02, 1999 4:17 AM
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: PCB Who?
> Original Poster: Paul Gower <gower-at-cairns-dot-net.au>
> Hi all,
>          I was scouting around the other day trying to find a big
> transformer for a future tesla coil and it turns out that i can probably
> get 2 pole pigs for free :). Problem is that they are rather old and the
> person I was talking to siad that they most likely contained PCB's. Ive
> heard that PCB's are bad juju but I'm not really sure what they are. Is
> there anyone who can explain just what a PCB is and what it could do to
> me?
>                                                 Thanx Heaps