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dioxin

dahyok sin

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

  • As horror stories about dioxin-plagued communities started hitting the headlines, Tokyo finally passed a package of dioxin legislation, including a law setting a .
  • The Vietnamese say the dioxin is responsible for such disabilities as muscular and skeletal disorders and such birth defects as mental retardation.
  • Across Asia, waste incinerators pump out clouds of dioxin and other harmful chemicals that come from processing imported garbage.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    July 9, 2013 - NBC40 South Jersey
  • 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.
    July 9, 2013 - Detroit News
  • 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.
    July 9, 2013 - The Daily Reflector
Quotes

  • Walter Isaacson in Reuters UK
    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.
  • Viktor Yushchenko in CBS News
    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...
  • Markos Kyprianou in Environment News Service
    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...

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