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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

Air Quality Planning & Standards: Summaries of Related Solid Waste Incineration Rules
Abstract: Describes Federal Regulations.
Source: United States Senate

Assessment & Control of Dioxin in Massachusetts
Abstract: Discusses revised toxicity factors used with the dioxin air quality guidelines.
Source: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

California's Dioxins Program
Abstract: Discusses monitoring and information gathered by California's Air Toxics Program.
Source: California Environmental Protection Agency

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

Database of Sources of Environmental Releases of Dioxin-Like Compounds in the United States
Abstract: Contains information that tracks dioxin emissions over time, compares profiles between and among sources, and develops source emission factors in the years 1987 and 1995.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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

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 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

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 Furans: Where They Come From
Abstract: Covers how dioxins and furans are produced through manufacturing and burning.
Source: Know Your Environment: A Publication of the Environmental Associates

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

Draft Dioxin Reassessment
Abstract: Contains peer reviews of the dioxin reassessment.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Effluent Guidelines: Pulp and Paper Rule-Making Actions
Abstract: Contains regulatory information on pulp, paper, and paperboard mills' emissions; fact sheets on pulp and paper industries; and supporting documents on the Pulp and Paper Cluster Rule.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency

EPA's Final Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard [PDF]
Abstract: Discusses EPA's Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Cluster Rule and its impacts.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency

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

Fact Sheet - Reporting Dioxin and Dioxin-Like Compounds [PDF]
Abstract: Discusses the classifying, filing, reporting, and quantifying of dioxin-like compounds.
Source: Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance

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

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

Proposed Federal Plan To Implement Emission Guidelines for Small Existing Municipal Waste Combustors [PDF]
Abstract: Lists background information, today's actions, and health and environmental benefits associated with emission guidelines for small, existing municipal waste combustors.
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

Section 129 Rules for Solid Waste Combustion [PDF]
Abstract: Discusses the addition of section 129 to the Clean Air Act, which provides new guidelines for new and existing solid waste combustors.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency

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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