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Vocabulary Term Details

Dioxins

Definition (http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept?cp=2207&langcode=en&ns=1)

A by-product formed during the preparation of the herbicide 2, 4, 5-T, and sometimes produced by the incineration of chlorinated organic compounds. It may also occur naturally and is distributed widely in the environment, except locally in extremely low concentrations. (Gemet)

Preferred Units: N/A

Scope Note:
N/A

Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Organochlorine compounds
N/APollutants
Toxic substances

This term is used for the following terms: 
PCDD (dioxins)

Approved Date
17-Dec-2013

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