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di·ox·in

 (dī-ŏk′sĭn)
n.
Any of several carcinogenic, mutagenic, and teratogenic polychlorinated heterocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that can occur as impurities in petroleum-derived herbicides and as byproducts of manufacturing chemicals and burning fuels and waste.

[di- + ox(o)- + -in.]

dioxin

(daɪˈɒksɪn)
n
(Chemical Engineering) any of a number of mostly poisonous chemical by-products of the manufacture of certain herbicides and bactericides, esp the extremely toxic 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin

di•ox•in

(daɪˈɒk sɪn)

n.
a general name for a family of chlorinated hydrocarbons, C12H4Cl4O2, esp. the isomer TCDD, a toxic by-product of pesticide manufacture. Compare Agent Orange.
[1965–70]

dioxin

Any of dozens of highly toxic contaminants of products including or involving chlorinated phenols.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dioxin - any of several toxic or carcinogenic hydrocarbons that occur as impurities in herbicides
Agent Orange - a herbicide used in the Vietnam War to defoliate forest areas
hydrocarbon - an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen
Translations

dioxin

[daɪˈɒksɪn] Ndioxina f

dioxin

[daɪˈɒksɪn] ndioxine f

dioxin

nDioxin nt

dioxin

n dioxina
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The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (October 16) that a Taiwan hairy crab sample was found to contain dioxins and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at a level exceeding the action level adopted by the CFS.
Kido added that they know exposure to dioxins has an impact on hormones and they wanted to know if this was being passed through generations and potentially putting babies at risk in these areas.
Investigators now report that dioxins may delay pubertal onset in boys, with stronger associations among boys with specific SNPs [EHP 121(1):111-117; Humblet et al.
The dioxins that exist in very small traces today at Route 66 State Park were introduced to the area's soil in the early 1970s when waste oil containing high levels of dioxin was sprayed on the streets of Times Beach as a means of dust control.
Dioxins are highly poisonous to cells in human bodies.
In Europe, the legal limit for the presence of dioxins and furans in feed materials is 0.
The Thermo Scientific DFS High Resolution GC/MS (HRGC/HRMS system) achieves the lower levels of detection required with dioxins.
Dioxins are formed during the combustion process such as during waste incineration and are well known to increase the likelihood of cancer with long term exposure.
Dioxins, known to increase the likelihood of cancer in humans, were the prime ingredient in the controversial 'Agent Orange' used by the Americans to defoliate forests in the Vietnam War.
Dioxins and furans are among the most toxic substances known.
The cleanup became even more urgent as regulators began finding dioxins and other contaminants in surface water running off the lab into creeks.
THE MEAT industry will have to take account of new complex maximum levels for dioxins and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in food and feed announced by the European Commission this week.