Example sentences for: dioxin

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  • The Woonasquatucket trails only the Passaic for dioxin in its sediment.

  • Sport fish from the Great Lakes fish are among the most highly exposed fish species with respect to PCBs, dioxin and mirex [ 31 ] . However, sport fish from Lakes Erie and Ontario are within the tolerance limits for mercury.

  • Previous studies have found changes in sex ratio following exposure to hormonally active compounds, and different effects of chemicals on mothers and fathers could have opposing effects on the sex ratio [ 22 46 ] . Hormonally induced ovulation leads to a clear reduction in the sex ratio of offspring [ 47 ] , a result that has also been found following paternal exposure to the nematocide dibromochloropropane [ 23 24 ] . Paternal, but not maternal, exposure to dioxin following an explosion at an herbicide factory in Seveso, Italy was found to reduce the sex ratio [ 26 27 ] . In contrast, among veterans of Operation Ranch Hand, the unit responsible for spraying Agent Orange and other dioxin-containing herbicides in Vietnam, paternal dioxin levels greater than 10 ppt were associated with an increased percentage of male children [ 48 ] . In the latter study, however, maternal dioxin levels were not measured (although these would be expected not to be above background), and the paternal levels were likely somewhat lower than levels in men exposed following the Seveso incident.

  • The source of the dioxin is unclear.

  • Apparently, the summer's "curry-poisoning sensation," when someone added arsenic to food that was served at a summer festival, and media stories about dioxin poisoning and environmental hazards account for doku 's popularity.


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