dioxins, definition of
Long-lasting highly toxic hydrocarbons; byproducts of various industrial
processes, including paper and pesticide manufacturing and waste
incineration. Dioxins are the most potent carcinogens known to science
and also may affect human development and reproduction.
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- US Announces Agent Orange Clean-Up in Vietnam After 40 Years
Nearly 40 years after the Vietnam War, the U.S. launched a project to clean up toxic residues of Agent Orange – one of the many herbicides used by the U.S. military during the war was proven to contain dioxin, a chemical linked to cancer, birth...
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