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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A widely recognized laboratory for dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans made chemical analyses.
Note: FT4, free thyroxine; PCB, polychlorinated biphenyl; PCDD, polychlorinated dibenzodioxin; PCDF, polychlorinated dibenzofuran; TBG, thyroxine binding globulin; TEQ, toxic equivalent; TSH, thyroid stimulating hormone; TT3, total triiodothyronine; TT4, total thyroxine.
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Contaminants: Chloropropanols; Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins, polychlorinated dibenzofurans and coplanar polychlorinated biphenyls.
The analysis indicated that emissions of key environmental pollutants (such as dibenzodioxins and polyaromatic hydrocarbons) were lower for the TV cabinet containing DecaBDE and antimony trioxide than for a non-flame-retarded HB cabinet.
Toxic substances used by the wood-preservation industry include inorganic arsenic, chromium VI, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), and the following micro-contaminants of pentachlorophenol: hexchorobenzene (HCB), polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs), and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs).
Halogenated biphenyls, terphenyls, naphthalenes, dibenzodioxins and related products.
It reportedly does not produce detectable levels of polybrominated dibenzodioxins or dibenzofurans by itself or when compounded into HIPS resin.
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Levels of polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans in cow's milk and in soy bean derived infant formulas sold in the United States and other countries.
Other analytes included cotinine, polychlorinated biphenyls, phthalate metabolites, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, polychlorinated dibenzodioxins, polychlorinated dibenzofurans, bisphenol A, triclosan, selenium, uranium, perfluorinated compounds, parabens, benzophenone, manganese, and antimony.
Saytex 8010 is an alternative to Saytex 102E (decabromodiphenyloxide), which has come under environmental pressure for generating dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans.