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Our dedicated legal team has represented toxic exposure victims since 1976. If you attended classes or worked in Poe Hall at North Carolina State University, you may have been exposed to PCBs, a group of chemicals that can cause cancer and other health effects.

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The attorneys at Henson Fuerst are actively investigating cases on behalf of students, faculty, and staff who were exposed to contaminants in the building in the last decade or longer. Contact our law firm today if you have questions about your legal options. We will investigate your case and recruit the help of experts as necessary, such as toxicologists, allergists, epidemiologists, and immunologists, to build a strong case on your behalf. Call 919-439-5902 or submit a case evaluation online to speak with a lawyer for free.

What Are PCBs?

Polychlorinated Biphenyls, or PCBs, are a group of manufactured organic chemicals comprised of carbon, hydrogen, and chlorine atoms. PCBs have no taste or smell and range in consistency from an oil to a waxy solid. Recent testing at North Carolina State University’s Poe Hall revealed the presence of these harmful contaminants. They were commonly used in hundreds of commercial and industrial settings, including:

  • Electrical, heat transfer, and hydraulic equipment as coolants and lubricants
  • Plasticizers in paints, plastics, and rubber products
  • Formulation of pigments, dyes, and carbonless copy paper
  • Other industrial applications

PCBs were eventually banned in 1977 due to adverse health effects, including the following:

  • Irritation of the nose and lungs
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Rashes
  • Liver ailments
  • Depression
  • Fatigue

Long-term health effects from exposure to PCBs include:

  • Cancer
  • Non-Cancer Effects
  • Immune Effects
  • Reproductive Effects
  • Neurological Effects
  • Endocrine Effects
  • Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)

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