Polychlorinated biphenyl

Arctic gender imbalance


Only girls are being born in a village in Greenland — what may be behind a growing gender imbalance in babies born around the Arctic Circle.

The World

Welcome PCBs!

The World

Breast Cancer and Chlorine

Aging Ships

Endocrine Disruptors

The World

Mutant Fish

A harbor off of Cape Cod, Massachusetts is so polluted with PCBs, it’s been declared a Superfund site. That’s not unusual in this day and age. But what is extraordinary is the fact that one type of fish in the harbor has mutated in response to the pollution.


The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered General Electric to clean a 40 mile stretch of the Hudson River that the company polluted with PCBs. Host Steve Curwood speaks with New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert about the latest developments in this story.