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Dioxins are mainly byproducts of industrial practices. They are produced through a variety of incineration processes, including improper municipal waste incineration and burning of trash, and can be released into the air during natural processes, such as forest fires and volcanoes.

A pesticide is any substance used to kill, repel, or control certain forms of plant or animal life that are considered to be pests. Pesticides include herbicides for destroying weeds and other unwanted vegetation, insecticides for controlling a wide variety of insects, fungicides used to prevent the growth of molds and mildew, disinfectants for preventing the spread of bacteria, and compounds used to control mice and rats. Because of the widespread use of agricultural chemicals in food production, people are exposed to low levels of pesticide residues through their diets. Scientists do not yet have a clear understanding of the health effects of these pesticide residues.

Information on where studies are in the testing program related to Dibenzo-p-dioxin (262-12-4)

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Introduction Dioxins Dioxins are mainly byproducts of industrial practices. They are produced through a variety of incineration processes, including improper municipal waste ...

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.../go/roc) that adds 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin, also known as TCDD or Dioxin, to the list of substances "known to be human carcinogens" ( ...

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(PCBs), dibenzo-p-dioxins, and dibenzofurans, are global environmental contaminants. ... Exposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD, "dioxin"), the most potent HAH, can ...

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partially funded by the NIEHS, found that residents of communities with known dioxin contamination made incorrect assumptions about how and where they might be exposed to dioxins. ...

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of bulk milk dioxin monitoring in milk trucks as a means of optimizing sampling and pooling monitoring strategies. Results showed that detecting a dioxin incident with a ...

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of dioxins in environmental samples. Photo credit: Michael Dension A gene from a firefly has been added to mammalian cells so that they glow when exposed to the toxin dioxin, and ...

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and Environmental Effects of Agent Orange/Dioxin held March 3-6 in Hanoi and the ... for research on human health and the environmental effects of Agent Orange/dioxin. ...

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during the Vietnam War and included, as contaminants, dioxin and related compounds. ... The symposium is an annual conference of dioxin researchers. NIEHS said it had set its own ...

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