|Document ID (ISN)||20447|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Chloracne from the accidental production of tetrachlorodibenzodioxin.
||July 1973, Vol.30, No.3, p.276-283. Illus. 14 ref.
||Following the accidental production of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzodioxin (dioxin) due to an exothermic reaction at a plant manufacturing 2,4,5-trichlorophenol, 79 cases of chloracne were recorded, many of them severe. Similar incidents are known to have occurred both in Europe and the USA, often resulting in widespread illness and even deaths. A new plant now in operation for 3 years is designed in such a way that an exothermic reaction is not possible. The trichlorophenol which is produced is tested for dioxin contamination by instantaneous gas-liquid chromatography.
||chloracne; trichlorophenol; pesticide production; explosions
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Phenols and phenolic compounds