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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Dioxin and Human Sex Ratio: The Seveso Case [PDF]
Abstract: Discusses case study of Seveso, Italy, a community contaminated with dioxin in a 1976 factory explosion; detects a lower sex ratio of the inhabitants highly exposed to dioxin.
Source: Paolo Mocarelli, University of Milano Bicocca
Dioxin in Depth
Abstract: Contains in-depth articles on sources and trends of dioxins (including incinerators, combustors, and trash-burning) and health problems caused by dioxins (including dioxins in breast milk and decreasing body levels of dioxins).
Source: Chlorine Chemistry Council
Dioxins and Dioxin-like Compounds in the Food Supply: Strategies to Decrease Exposure
Abstract: Given the paucity of scientific evidence available to the committee about current levels of DLCs in food and feeds and the impact of low-level exposure on human health, this report provides qualitative recommendations for options to reduce exposure through the food supply. Further, this report emphasizes the need for cost-effective analytical methods and research to determine the direction of future actions to further reduce DLC exposure through pathways leading to
Source: The National Academies: Advisers to the Nation on Science, Engineering, and Medicine
Dioxins and Their Effects on Human Health
Abstract: Discusses chemistry and sources of dioxins, health effects associated with dioxins, how people can lower their dioxin intake, and what the World Health Organization is doing to lower dioxin levels in the food chain.
Source: World Health Organization
Draft Dioxin Reassessment
Abstract: Contains peer reviews of the dioxin reassessment.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Groundbreaking Test Finds Dioxins in Food
Abstract: Contains article showing food contamination results.
Source: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health
How To Start To Stop Dioxin Exposure in Your Community
Abstract: Focuses on sources, health effects, and problems of dioxins. It further discusses ways to the current path to stop dioxin exposure and ways individuals can get involved in their communities.
Source: Citizens Clearinghouse for Hazardous Waste
Potent Immune System Poison: Dioxin
Abstract: Focuses on dioxin's ability to attack B and T cells, which in turn affects the immune system.
Source: Rachel’s Environment & Health News
Questions and Answers about Dioxins
Abstract: Focuses on answering questions about dioxins, EPA's dioxin report, food safety, and risk assessment.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Thyroid Hormone Disruption: Dioxins Linked to Attention Deficit, Learning Problems
Abstract: Discusses how behavioral, learning, and memory problems due to dioxin exposure, both prenatally and during infancy, may be linked to disruption of the thyroid hormone.
Source: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Toxic Alert on Dioxin
Abstract: Contains overview of what dioxins are, how they are emitted into the atmosphere, and ways to avoid them.
Source: Jonathan Campbell, Alternative Health Consultant