Event Summary

Government sets PCB safety threshold

Date

1974

Description

Food and Drug Administration sets safety threshold for PCBs at 5 parts per million in fish for human consumption. Hudson River fish well in excess of this level.

Lecture

Technology/Science/Environment

Timeline 1

Marine Environment & Environmentalism, 1836 - to present

Timeline 2

Whaling, Fishing, Fisheries and their Management, 1400 - to present

Record ID

1136