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2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-Dioxin (TCDD); "Dioxin" [PDF]
Abstract: States how TCDD is produced, how humans are exposed to it, and why it was upgraded to a "known" human carcinogen.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Toxicology Program
URL: http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/roc/twelfth/profiles/Tetrachlor
odibenzodioxin.pdf

A Comparison of Dioxin Risk Characterizations [PDF]
Abstract: Discusses the composition of dioxin, environmental levels of dioxin, human exposure to dioxin, dioxin emission sources, and health effects associated with dioxin (both cancer and non-cancer).
Source: Chlorine Chemistry Council
URL: http://www.dioxinfacts.org/dioxin_health/public_policy/dr.pd
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Acheiving Zero Dioxin: An Emergency Strategy for Dioxin Elimination
Abstract: Focuses on dioxins in the environment and humans, toxicity of dioxins, risk assessment, formation and sources of dioxins and chlorine, and phasing out of dioxins.
Source: Greenpeace International
URL: http://www.greenpeace.org/india/Global/india/report/1994/8/a
chieving-zero-dioxin.html

Chemical Profile for 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-Dioxin (TCDD)
Abstract: Focuses on TCDD health hazards, hazard rankings, chemical testing, and safety assessment.
Source: Environmental Defense
URL: http://scorecard.goodguide.com/chemical-profiles/summary.tcl
?edf_substance_id=1746-01-6

Department of Veterans Affairs Links Agent Orange and Diabetes
Abstract: Reveals the link between type II diabetes and Vietnam Veterans exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange.
Source: Department of Veterans Affairs
URL: http://www1.va.gov/pressrel/aodiab.htm

Dioxin and Health
Abstract: Describes health problems caused by dioxin exposure, including chloracne, cancer, behavioral effects and learning disorders, decreased male sex hormone, diabetes, immune system toxicity, sperm loss, and endometriosis.
Source: Rachel’s Environment and Health Week #463
URL: http://www.ejnet.org/rachel/rehw463.htm

Dioxin and Human Sex Ratio: The Seveso Case [PDF]
Abstract: Discusses case study of Seveso, Italy, a community contaminated with dioxin in a 1976 factory explosion; detects a lower sex ratio of the inhabitants highly exposed to dioxin.
Source: Paolo Mocarelli, University of Milano Bicocca
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/107/dioxin_and_sex
_ratio.pdf

Dioxin Facts - Questions and Answers
Abstract: A compilation of common questions and answers about Dioxin and it's role in our lives.
Source: American Chemistry Council
URL: http://www.dioxinfacts.org/questions_answers/index.html

Dioxin in Depth
Abstract: Contains in-depth articles on sources and trends of dioxins (including incinerators, combustors, and trash-burning) and health problems caused by dioxins (including dioxins in breast milk and decreasing body levels of dioxins).
Source: Chlorine Chemistry Council
URL: http://www.dioxinfacts.org/

Dioxins and Their Effects on Human Health
Abstract: Discusses chemistry and sources of dioxins, health effects associated with dioxins, how people can lower their dioxin intake, and what the World Health Organization is doing to lower dioxin levels in the food chain.
Source: World Health Organization
URL: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs225/en/index.htm
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Draft Dioxin Reassessment
Abstract: Contains peer reviews of the dioxin reassessment.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/cfm/recordisplay.cfm?deid=88343

Draft Dioxin Reassessment: Human Exposures to CDD, CDF, and PCB Cogeners [PDF]
Abstract: The purpose of this chapter is to assess background exposures to the dioxin-like compounds among the general population.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ncea/pdfs/dioxin/part1/volume3/chap-4.pdf

Exposure and Human Health Reassessment of 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-Dioxin (TCDD) and Related Compounds National Academy Sciences (NAS) Review Draft
Abstract: Comprehensive report discusses sources of exposure, health effects, and risk characterization of dioxin and related compounds.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ncea/pdfs/dioxin/nas-review/

Hazardous Substance Fact Sheet: 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-Dioxin [PDF]
Abstract: Lists why 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin is considered a hazardous substance, health effects it can cause, and ways exposure can be avoided.
Source: New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
URL: http://nj.gov/health/eoh/rtkweb/documents/fs/1806.pdf

How To Start To Stop Dioxin Exposure in Your Community
Abstract: Focuses on sources, health effects, and problems of dioxins. It further discusses ways to the current path to stop dioxin exposure and ways individuals can get involved in their communities.
Source: Citizens Clearinghouse for Hazardous Waste
URL: http://www.ejnet.org/dioxin/dioxin.html

New Review Suggests Possible Association Between Agent Orange and Adult-Onset Diabetes
Abstract: Discusses the possible link between type II diabetes and Agent Orange in Vietnam Veterans.
Source: The National Academies: Advisers to the Nation on Science, Engineering, and Medicine
URL: http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?Rec
ordID=9982

Potent Immune System Poison: Dioxin
Abstract: Focuses on dioxin's ability to attack B and T cells, which in turn affects the immune system.
Source: Rachel’s Environment & Health News
URL: http://www.ejnet.org/rachel/rehw414.htm

Questions and Answers about Dioxins
Abstract: Focuses on answering questions about dioxins, EPA's dioxin report, food safety, and risk assessment.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/Chemica
lContaminants/ucm077524.htm

San Francisco Bay Area Dioxin Air-Monitoring Network
Abstract: Discusses program conducted throughout the Bay Area in California, sampling ambient air and testing it for dioxins.
Source: Bay Area Air Quality Management District
URL: http://www.arb.ca.gov/aaqm/qmosopas/dioxins/dioxins.htm

Survey of Dioxin and Furan Compounds in Sediments of Florida Panhandle Bay Systems [PDF]
Abstract: Discusses case study on Pensacola, Florida, in which high levels of dioxin were discovered in sediment samples.
Source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/107/survey_of_diox
in_and_furan_compounds.pdf

Technical Fact Sheet on Dioxin (2,3,7,8-TCDD)
Abstract: Lists health effects, release patterns, and environmental fate of TCDD.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants/basicinformation/dio
xin-2-3-7-8-tcdd.cfm

Thyroid Hormone Disruption: Dioxins Linked to Attention Deficit, Learning Problems
Abstract: Discusses how behavioral, learning, and memory problems due to dioxin exposure, both prenatally and during infancy, may be linked to disruption of the thyroid hormone.
Source: University of Maryland, Baltimore
URL: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/01/980113155609.ht
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Toxic Alert on Dioxin
Abstract: Contains overview of what dioxins are, how they are emitted into the atmosphere, and ways to avoid them.
Source: Jonathan Campbell, Alternative Health Consultant
URL: http://www.cqs.com/edioxin.htm

 


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