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2-3-7-8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin
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Description

TCDD (2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin) is a toxic chemical compound that is a byproduct of industrial processes such as the manufacture of herbicides, bleaching of paper pulp, and burning of municipal waste. It is a persistent environmental pollutant and is classified as a human carcinogen.

Toxic effects of TCDD include skin irritation, liver damage, reproductive and developmental problems, and cancer. Long-term exposure to TCDD can cause a range of health problems, including an increased risk of cancer, reproductive and developmental problems, and liver damage.

Associated brand names:
  ▸  Agent Orange
  ▸  Silvex
  ▸  Dinoseb
  ▸  2,4,5-T
  ▸  2,4-D

Synonyms
  • TCDD
Classifications
  • carcinogen
  • developmental toxicant
  • dioxin
  • industrial byproduct

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