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 OrangeĀ – 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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