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dioxin

[dī′äk·sən]
(organic chemistry)
A member of a family of highly toxic chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons; found in a number of chemical products as lipophilic contaminants. Also known as polychlorinated dibenzo-para-dioxin.
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The spokesman added dioxins are a group of chemical compounds found naturally in the environment which are persistent environmental pollutants and highly toxic.
Dioxins put these out of balance, leading to health problems and disfigurement.
The association of serum dioxins with later pubertal onset was confirmed, and two statistical methods were used to examine gene-related modification of this response.
Since the late 1980s, the federal government has employed a successful coordinated strategy across the country to reduce industrial dioxin emission levels and has performed cleanups at known dioxin-contaminated sites, including the former Times Beach site.
These farms have not been able sell their eggs for over a week as a result of the dioxin discovery.
In light of public concern over the safety of food, particularly as a result of the Irish pork contamination, government agencies and food processors are selecting instruments that can accurately identify and contain the spread of dioxins in the global food supply.
Thermo Fisher Scientific announces that their DFS High Resolution GC/MS (HRGC/ HRMS system) achieves these lower detection levels of detection required for dioxins.
The only way of safeguarding public health would be for the facility to use continuous sampling of dioxins.
This result suggests that these supplements may help to reduce the maternal transfer of dioxins, and the reasons may be attributed to the following:
But the closer you get to the river, the more likely the wildlife will have been exposed to the dioxins.
Dioxins are widely encountered toxic substances; even small concentrations of the chemical can cause negative effects on the environment and human health, especially for children.
To search for possible synergistic or antagonistic interactions among dioxins and related compounds, toxicologist Nigel Walker of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park, N.