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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

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

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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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

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

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

 


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