dioxin


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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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Cows eat the grass and the dioxin gets concentrated in the fat in their meat and milk.
The report submitted to the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission said researchers headed by Koichi Haraguchi, associate professor at Daiichi University, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Fukuoka, detected dioxins up to 172 times over the tolerable daily intake (TDI) in marketed whale and dolphin meat.
Fatter people don't release fat-soluble compounds like dioxin nearly as quickly as thinner people, notes Michael Gough, a biologist who was chairman of a federal advisory panel for the Ranch Hand study from 1990 to 1995.
Dioxin is the name for a family of chlorinated hydrocarbons that are a toxic byproduct of some metal-refining methods, pesticide manufacturing, and the chlorinated bleaching of pulp and paper.
If the guidelines receive final approval, federal and state officials will examine sites with known dioxin contamination to identify those needing work and what the work will cost.
These farms have not been able sell their eggs for over a week as a result of the dioxin discovery.
By identifying foods that do not contain dioxins, the number of samples that must be analyzed using HRGC/HRMS is reduced, significantly lowering the cost for laboratories to conduct these analyses.
Dioxins are formed during the combustion process such as during waste incineration and are well known to increase the likelihood of cancer with long term exposure.
Dioxin levels, as well as a number of other factors, were measured in each mother's and newborn's blood and in the mother's breast milk at birth.
32 nanograms of dioxin to every cubic metre of air], which is more than three times over the legal limit of 0.
The most common symptom of exposure to high levels of dioxin is the condition known as chloroacne in which the victim experiences severe eruptions of ache, usually on the head and face.
pyrenoidosa reduces lipid-containing quantities of breast milk, thereby decreasing dioxin concentrations