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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

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

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

Backyard Trash Burning: The Wrong Answer
Abstract: Provides information about backyard trash burning and its impacts to the environment, including the release of harmful chemicals, such as dioxins. The website also includes links to a brochure, PDF document, and CD-ROM version of the information.
Source: Chlorine Chemistry Council

California's Dioxins Program
Abstract: Discusses monitoring and information gathered by California's Air Toxics Program.
Source: California 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 Waste Combustion: It's Not What You Burn- It's the Way You Burn It!
Abstract: Provides information on dioxin and furan emissions from combustion processes.
Source: Chlorine Chemistry Council

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

Dioxin Report
Abstract: Users can go to this website and scrolI down the list of recent publications to request a copy of the Dioxin Report. This report identifies the major sources of dioxins in New York and New Jersey.
Source: New York Acedemy of Sciences

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

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

Mechanism of Dioxin Action [PDF]
Abstract: Focuses on the molecular mechanism of dioxin action and enzymes that dioxins can introduce.
Source: Michael S. Denison, Professor of Environmental Toxicology

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

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

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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