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Introduction: Dioxin

Description of Dioxin

Dioxin: 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin which is often referred to simply as dioxin and is the reference for a number of compounds which are similar structurally and have dioxin-like toxicity. A substance extremely toxic to mammals, with a wide variation in sensitivity among species. Longer-term exposure of test mammals to lesser amounts can affect reproduction, cause birth defects, damage the liver and suppress the immune system. Several studies suggest that exposure to TCDD increases the risk of several types of cancer in people. Animal studies have also shown an increased risk of cancer from exposure to TCDD. The WHO and the USA DHHS have determined that TCDD is a human carcinogen. (NCI)
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Dioxin: class of aromatic 6-membered rings with 2 oxygens and 4 carbons; common name for 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodiabenzo-p-dioxin, a toxic trace contaminant found in 2,4,5-T and related herbicides.
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Dioxin: Chlorinated hydrocarbons containing heteroatoms that are present as contaminants of herbicides. Dioxins are carcinogenic, teratogenic, and mutagenic. They have been banned from use by the FDA.
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