dioxin


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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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He proposed the US side actively collaborate with Vietnam in the coming time to soon implement and complete a project on dioxin treatment at Bien Hoa airport in order to clean up contaminated land, contributing to fostering economic development in Vietnam.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has included dioxin as one of the members of the 'dirty dozen club'-a special group of dangerous chemicals known as persistent organic pollutants, or POPs.
Exposure of dioxin - a highly toxic compound - has been linked to an increase in certain levels of hormones in women and their breastfeeding children that puts them at higher risk of birth defects, cancer and neurodevelopment disorders.
In the 1970s scientists began looking at the production of airborne dioxin from municipal waste combustion facilities and the potential threat to human health.
The investigators used data from the Russian Children's Study, an ongoing prospective cohort study investigating gene-environment interactions affecting male pubertal development against a backdrop of environmental dioxin contamination.
EPA Region 7 has concluded after considering new soil sampling data and new toxicity information for dioxin that the cleanup conducted in the 1990s at the Route 66 State Park near Eureka, Mo., remains protective of human health and the park's current uses can continue.
It is the most common cause of high levels of dioxin, the compound that has breast cancer tissue.
MIDLAND: The government has spent many millions of dollars in recent decades cleaning up sites contaminated with dioxin and, in extreme cases, relocating residents of entire neighborhoods tainted by the toxin.
11 May 2010 - The Dutch food safety authority (VWA) has confirmed to Feedinfo News Service today that the laying hen feed, containing dioxin, was made with organic maize shipped from Ukraine.
A spokesman for the FSA said: "Milk from two dairy farms in Northern Ireland has been stopped from entering the food chain after test results show dioxin levels above legal limits.