Table 5: Summary of the dose-response correlations between synchronized polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) bioaccumulation and the incidence of cancer. Accumulation is represented as based on sales alone (sales growth), environmental exposure (static growth), and physiologic exposure (dynamic growth).

Cancer typeStatistical correlation with PCB accumulation ( 𝑅 2 )
Sales only (sales)Environment (static)Physiologic (dynamic)

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma0.98130.94270.9850
All cancers0.97540.88740.3523
Hodgkin lymphoma0.20770.00620.0273
Pancreatic0.04110.09790.0001
Liver and bile duct0.88340.59600.9715
Kidney and renal0.93990.70220.9534
Bone and joint0.11900.11560.1486
Brain and nervous system0.79660.57460.0800
Digestive system0.00890.41680.8548
Leukemia0.09130.02480.0081
Lung0.88260.56000.0236
Skin0.91660.72540.9378
Oral0.42240.59940.8910
Soft tissue and heart0.33220.53770.9118
Urinary bladder0.71530.70500.3750
Breast (female)0.90760.86390.3546
Genital system (female)0.68920.77180.6825
Prostate (male)0.83690.72900.3808