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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Food safety laboratories can use the new Thermo Scientific Dioxin Analyzer to meet evolving regulatory expectations for the confirmatory analysis of dioxins and other POPs.
It was assumed that the amount of dioxin sorbed on the soil is equal to the difference of the initial concentration of dioxin in solution and the concentration of dioxin after equilibration.
Earlier, the US Secretary of Defense visited the dioxin treatment area in Bien Hoa airport, where the National Steering Committee on the Settlement of Post-war Unexploded Ordnance and Toxic Chemical Consequences (Steering Committee 701) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) are jointly implementing a project on dioxin remediation.
'In terms of dioxin release into the environment, solid-waste incinerators are the worst culprits due to incomplete combustion,' says the Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO).
Lead researcher Teruhiko Kido said that dioxin hotspots in the South of Vietnam are of the most severely polluted regions in the world.
"The dioxin issue first became of concern to ASME at the 1980 Biannual Conference of the division," recalled Velzy, who nine years later was elected the 108th president of the Society.
Investigators now report that dioxins may delay pubertal onset in boys, with stronger associations among boys with specific SNPs [EHP 121(1):111-117; Humblet et al.].
Route 66 State Park was established by the State of Missouri in 1999 at the former town site of Times Beach, Mo., following a dioxin cleanup by EPA and MDNR.
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.
Contamination of the milk is likely to be from dioxin residues in the fat of animals that had previously eaten contaminated feed.
The Thermo Scientific DFS High Resolution GC/MS (HRGC/HRMS system) achieves the lower levels of detection required with dioxins. Even difficult sample types with heavy matrix effects can be successfully analyzed.