from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several carcinogenic or teratogenic heterocyclic hydrocarbons that occur as impurities in petroleum-derived herbicides.
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- n. any of a broad range of toxic or carcinogenic halogenated polycyclic compounds that occur as byproducts of herbicides
- n. the parent compound, dibenzo-p-dioxin, in which two benzene rings are connected vio two oxygen atoms; oxanthrene
- n. the unsaturated six-membered heterocycle having four carbon atoms, two oxygen atoms and two double bonds
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- n. any of several toxic or carcinogenic hydrocarbons that occur as impurities in herbicides
Some facilities added as little as 4% TDF and experienced as much as a 4,140% increase in dioxin and furan emissions.
The name dioxin refers to a group of highly toxic chemicals that have been linked to heart disease, liver disease, human reproductive disorders, and developmental problems.
Agent Orange contained a known carcinogen called dioxin, which is also found in herbicides and pesticides used by U.S.
In March 1996, CEI’s Michelle Malkin and Michael Fumento published “Rachel’s Folly,” which claims that dioxin is good for you.
One of the most potent by-products of exhaust fumes is dioxin, which is carried into the air by the fuel combustion of diesel trucks and buses.
Fears about dioxin, which is actually a generic name for a series of chemicals of widely different potency, were triggered by another cloud, one that formed over Seveso in Italy in 1976 after the safety system in a chemical plant failed.
In the United States, trash incinerators are both a leading source of greenhouse gases and a leading source of dioxin, which is inevitably formed in the incinerators 'stacks as molecules of chlorine and carbon in the fly ash join together in a deadly union.
In addition, bleaching paper with chlorine can produce dioxin, which is known to cause cancer.
Although the data is not strong enough to call dioxin a "known" human carcinogen (like nicotine), the EPA says it is "likely to present a cancer hazard in humans."
During the process of manufacturing a number of paper products—including personal care items such as tampons and sanitary napkins—a chemical by-product called dioxin is formed.