|MadSci Network: Chemistry|
Your question could fill volumes. Try looking at the following web sites. Remember that everyone working on dioxin has an agenda or at least a slant on the problem. Also, dioxin in not a chemical. It is a class of chemicals. When the name is misused as you have, it refers to a particular isomer that you will read about. http://www.enviroweb.org/issues/dioxin/index.html http://www.cfour.org/ and go to www.epa.gov and do a search for the info you need. Just dioxin gives >5000 hits. Moderator note: One of the EPA pages will probably be very useful to you: http://www.epa.gov/nceawww1/dioxin.htm
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