PCB Remediation: Inventory and measures in our properties
During the years 1956-1973, there was a risk of polybrominated biphenyls (PCB) being used in the construction or renovation of properties. PCB is an industrial chemical used in sealants and floor materials. In 2007, a regulation came into force that imposes an obligation on property owners to inventory and remediate PCB if it is found in the properties.
What is PCB?
PCB is a chemical developed in the 1920s. The most common form of PCB is a viscous liquid. PCB was used in electrical equipment and as a plasticizer in plastics and sealants. At the time of its introduction, PCB was highly appreciated as it functioned as an effective fire retardant and improved the elasticity of sealants over time.
Over time, awareness of the dangers associated with PCB increased, leading to a complete ban on its use in 1995. The PCB regulation introduced in 2007 imposes clear requirements on property owners to conduct a comprehensive inventory. If PCB is detected, AF Bostäder must remediate its properties. Many of AF Bostäder's properties were built between 1960 and 1973. Our properties have been inventoried, and a report was submitted to environmental management in 2010.
Remediation involves an authorized contractor specializing in PCB remediation removing the sealants from the property. This work is carried out following strict regulations and may involve noise. The workers performing the task are equipped with protective gear to avoid prolonged exposure.
For any questions regarding PCB remediation, please contact Peter Molin at email@example.com or +46 (0) 46 19 15 41.