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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But Steer also presented some good news: 11 days after the start of the fire at Hagersville, levels of polychlorinated dioxins and furans were ...at fairly typical levels, that you would see almost anywhere in Ontario," that is, vanishingly small.
Butter as an indicator of regional persistent organic pollutant contamination: further development of the approach using polychlorinated dioxins and furans (PCDD/Fs), and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
The remaining 12 polychlorinated dioxins and dibenzofurans induded in the TEF methodology were not detected in brands A (rayon and cotton), B, and C.