dioxin dioxin  /ˌdaɪ ˈɑk sɪn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) any of several toxic or carcinogenic hydrocarbons that occur as impurities in herbicides

Usage(s):

  1. The Vietnamese say the dioxin is responsible for such disabilities as muscular and skeletal disorders and such birth defects as mental retardation.
  2. Across Asia, waste incinerators pump out clouds of dioxin and other harmful chemicals that come from processing imported garbage.
  3. The exact health risk from dioxin absorbed by fish has not been determined.

News

  1. Michigan State U. to lead $14.1M dioxin research

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University scientists plan to lead a $14.1 million initiative to better understand how dioxins affect human health and identify new ways of removing them from the environment, the school announced Tuesday.
    on July 9, 2013     Source: The Daily Reflector

  2. MSU to lead $14.1M dioxin research

    East Lansing — Michigan State University scientists plan to lead a $14.1 million initiative to better understand how dioxins affect human health and identify new ways of removing them from the environment.
    on July 9, 2013     Source: Detroit News

  3. Michigan State U. to lead $14.1M dioxin research - NBC40.net

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State University scientists plan to lead a $14.1 million initiative to better understand how dioxins affect human health and identify new ways of removing them from the environment.
    on July 9, 2013     Source: NBC40 South Jersey

Quotes

  1. "The rainwater is no longer taking dioxin from that soil and putting it into the lake where people are fishing," Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, told a news conference in Hanoi.
    on Feb 1, 2008 By: Walter Isaacson Source: Reuters UK

  2. "Dioxin like this is produced in four or five military labs in Russia, America, and a few other countries," says Yushchenko. "Our security services have informed me how this material got into Ukraine, but that evidence is now with our general...
    on Jan 28, 2005 By: Viktor Yushchenko Source: CBS News

  3. European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, Markos Kyprianou said, "In setting these maximum levels, the Commission is taking another step forward in protecting the EU consumer from the harmful long-term effects of dioxin and...
    on Feb 6, 2006 By: Markos Kyprianou Source: Environment News Service

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