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A painful, disfiguring condition similar to common acne that it caused by people being exposed to high concentrations of PCB's (polychlorinated biphenyls). It is a biological response to the exposure of different types of organochlorine compounds.

[Pollution Engineering; v29n10; 7; 1997 Oct..] [Pollution Engineering; v28n9; 73; 1996 Sept.]

Source: Atmospheric Chemistry Glossary