Dioxin

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The prototype polychlorinated biphenyl and like the others a rather nasty biological and environmental toxin which can be produced by incomplete combustion. Toxicity of the class is measured in Toxic Equivalency Factors (TEFs).

Effects include:

According to a ProMED moderator, citing a paper by Bertazzi et al,[2] , "Although there seems to be no doubt in the lay press about dioxin's status as a carcinogen, there seems to be some controversy in the toxicology literature."[3]

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