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Continuing EPA Efforts To Reduce the Public's Exposure to Dioxin Risks [PDF]
Abstract: Lists actions taken by the EPA to decrease dioxin releases and contamination.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency

Dioxin Exposure Initiative
Abstract: Focuses on three major aspects of the Dioxin Exposure Initiative (DEI): Sources Forward, Human Exposure Backwards, and Dioxin Sediment Trends. This is a way for the Environmental Protection Agency to link dioxin sources to population exposures.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency

Dioxin Initiative [PDF]
Abstract: Provides an overivew of dioxin and shows how the Northeastern states and organizations are planning to reduce dioxin.
Source: Northeast Waste Management Officials' Assocation

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

Estimating Exposure to Dioxin-Like Compounds Volume I: Executive Summary
Abstract: Contains sections on properties, sources, environmental levels, and background sources of dioxin; site-specific assessment procedures for dioxin; and recommendations for future dioxin research.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Estimating the Bioaccumulation of Dioxin and Related Compounds in Aquatic Life and Associated Wildlife
Abstract: Discusses a project to track dioxin as it bioaccumulates through the environment.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency

Love Canal
Abstract: Contains overview of the Love Canal, which was contaminated with high levels of dioxins; focuses on the site description, contamination, cleanup approach, and current status.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency

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

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

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

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

Times Beach Case Study: One-Page Summary
Abstract: Focuses on success story of Times Beach, Missouri, and efforts the nation made to cleanup dangerous levels of dioxin in the community.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency

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


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