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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 evidence was suggestive, but it lacked a direct tie to dioxin. The drivers did not know what chemicals were in the wastes they picked up, though Covert said the waste picked up at Monsanto's Carondelet plant "smelled like bug spray." Nor did dioxins show up in the analytical report on the contents of the truck investigators caught illegally dumping in Illinois.
'The launch of the Dioxin Analyzer and the DFS Software Package for the DFS Magnetic Sector GC-HRMS demonstrates our continued commitment to help customers protect the integrity of the global food chain by providing access to advanced, analytical solutions that meets their individual requirements for the accurate quantification of dioxins and other POPs within any food or feed sample matrix.'
These anthropogenic sources can potentially contribute to the release and accumulation of dioxins in local soils.
A cloud of toxic chemicals, including dioxins, was released into the air and eventually contaminated an area of 15 square kilometers with a population of 37,000 people.
Dioxins put these out of balance, leading to health problems and disfigurement.
Caption: Several decades of industrial and agricultural chemical manufacturing left Chapaevsk severely contaminated with dioxins and dioxin-like chemicals.
Any finished product on the market is likely to be diluted and within the legal limits for dioxins.
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. They state that even difficult sample types with heavy matrix effects can be successfully analyzed.
Neath Port Talbot (Recycling) Ltd have been fully co-operative with our investigation.' The danger of dioxins: Dioxins are a group of chemicals known to increase the likelihood of cancer.
pyrenoidosa promotes the excretion of lipophilic contaminants such as dioxins.