Dioxin Example

by CAngirasa
Last updated 6 years ago

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Subject:
Chemistry

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Dioxin Example

Dioxin

Fast Facts~Dioxins break down slowly~Cancer causing agent~Causes other diseases as well such as type II diabetes, heart disease, and chloracne~Can cause developmental problems in children and lead to infertility

Economic Impacts-Food sources-Agent Orange in Vietnam-Human health costs

Exposure Today-Dioxin emissions have been reduced by 90% since 1987-Primarily through eating contaminated food-Animal products-Dioxin is stored in fat tissue

Fast Facts~Produced through incineration processes-Improper waste and trash burning-Can be released during natural processes-Forest fires and volcanoes-Was used an herbicide-Agent Orange

Common Name:Dioxin, TCDDChemical Name:2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin

Environmental Impacts:-Kills plants and animals-Takes years to be restored-Remains toxic for decades-Dangerous for human health

Sources: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/materials/dioxins_new_508.pdfhttp://www.warlegacies.org/AgentOrange.htm


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