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Dioxin

Any of several toxic or carcinogenic hydrocarbons that occur as impurities in herbicides.Toxic substances that are byproducts of certain chemicals like herbicides that are used to kill off weeds in arable farmland.dioxin

Any in a family of over 200 chlorinated organic chemicals (allheterocyclic hydrocarbons). The term is most commonly applied to a particular chemical, 2, 3, 7, 8-tetrachlorodibenzo-paradioxin (2, 3, 7, 8-TCDD, simply called TCDD), which is an impurity in the defoliant AgentOrange and in the pesticide 2, 4, 5-T(see auxin). Dioxins are also producedwhenchlorinated materials such as plastics are burned. Dioxins are knownto cause skin diseases (chloracne), birth defects, miscarriages, and cancer.


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Re: Dioxin and Heated Bottled Water

PET (polyethylene terephthalate) in itself contains no dioxins. Dioxins are products of combustion in plastics, with their formation occuring over 750 degrees F. The myth that water bottles release dioxins in response to ambient heat or freezing conditions has been dispelled by a researcher nearly a...

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by Coelacanth
Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:39 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dioxin and Heated Bottled Water
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Dioxin and Heated Bottled Water

... the Ellen show, Sheryl Crow said that this is what caused her breast cancer. It has been identified as the most common cause of the high levels of dioxin in breast cancer tissue.. Sheryl Crow’s oncologist told her: women should not drink bottled water that has been left in a car. The heat reacts ...

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by Ahsmeah
Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:21 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dioxin and Heated Bottled Water
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Impact of dioxin on human health!

... herbicide used under The Vietnam War to remove leaves from the trees to see where the enemy hid. But Agent Orange contamines the very toxic TCDD, dioxin. My assignment is: - To explain what Agent Orange is (like why it was used) and what dioxin is - To explain the biological and human consenquences ...

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by KScheel
Mon May 21, 2012 6:13 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Impact of dioxin on human health!
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pathogen

Dioxin are not pathogen, but toxins. According to this http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/diseases.asp Lung Cancer is a possibility, but they do not specify the type of cancer. But Colon cancer is not cited.

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by canalon
Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:09 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: pathogen
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pathogen

Can the same dioxin found in Agent Orange and has already caused NSCLC also cause Colon Cancer?

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by jabeje01
Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:29 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: pathogen
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