|Document ID (ISN)||59596|
|Convention or series no.
||ECETOC Technical Report No.49
||Exposure of man to dioxins - A perspective on industrial waste incineration
||European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals, Avenue E. van Nieuwenhuyse 4, (Bte.6), 1160 Bruxelles, Belgium, Sep. 1992. 91p. Bibl.ref.
||The current knowledge of the occurrence, mechanism of formation and environmental fate of polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) is reviewed. Emissions of these materials originating from industrial waste incinerators are examined along with exposure levels, toxicological properties and human health impacts. In man, the only clearly established toxic effect of these compounds is a severe form of acne called chloracne, which is observed after high accidental exposure. Data on other effects, including cancer, are inconclusive.
||chlorinated dibenzodioxins; disposal of harmful waste; exposure evaluation; toxicology; industrial waste; chlorinated dibenzofurans
||toxic effects; literature survey; carcinogens; legislation; limitation of exposure; environmental pollution; health hazards; chloracne
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Belgium|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Waste collection and disposal