Poly-chlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), industrial chemicals; chlorinated hydrocarbons, which may cause cancer when taken into the food supply
Clinical effects on people are: An eruption of the skin resembling acne, visual disturbances, jaundice, numbness, and spasms. Newborn infants from mothers who have been poisoned show discoloration of the skin, which regresses after 2 to 5 months. PCBs are fat soluble
PCBs are widespread Their use by industry is declining
Salt (NaCl/ sodium chloride) poisoning
Salt may be toxic (1) when it is fed to infants or others whose kidneys cannot excrete the excess in the urine or (2) when the body is adapted to a chronic low-salt diet
Salt is used all over the world. Hence, the potential for salt poisoning exists everywhere
Salt poisoning is relatively rare
Drink large quantities of fresh water
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