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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Benzene is the organic compound that has formed because of the highest yield (21), Some compounds after heal treatment, such as Dioxine, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, unsaturated aliphatic or aromatic hydrocarbons, such as Ethylene, Benzene are remained after combustion of polyester.
Il y a une faille essentielle dans une strategie voulant attenuer les changements climatiques en compensant les emissions de dioxine de carbone par la plantation d'arbres.
In the December 2003 report, titled Dioxins and Dioxin-Like Compounds in the Food Supply: Strategies to Decrease Exposure, the IOM lays out a public strategy to reduce dioxine exposure, chiefly through programs designed to reduce saturated fat intake among the population.
Question/Reponses sur les dioxines et leurs effets sur la sante humaine", Aide-memoire n[degrees] 225, Geneva.
O'Brien, champion trainer in Britain and Ireland and rarely outspoken in public, said: "If the incinerator goes in, we will not be able to graze our horses free from these dioxines.