Dioxin is commonly used to refer to :

  • Dioxins and dioxin-like compounds, a diverse range of chemical compounds which are known to exhibit “dioxin-like” toxicity

In chemistry, a dioxin is a heterocyclic 6-membered ring, where 2 carbon atoms have been replaced by oxygen atoms:

  • 1,2-Dioxin
  • 1,4-Dioxin

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1,2-Dioxin is a heterocyclic, organic, antiaromatic compound with the chemical formula C4H4O2 ... It is an isomeric form of 1,4-dioxin (or p-dioxin) ... Due to its peroxide-like characteristics, 1,2-dioxin is very unstable and could not be isolated ...
Dioxins And Dioxin-like Compounds - Toxicity - Carcinogenicity
... Dioxins are well established carcinogens in animal studies, although the precise mechanistic role is not clear ... Dioxins are not mutagenic or genotoxic ... States Environmental Protection Agency has categorised dioxin, and the mixture of substances associated with sources of dioxin toxicity as a "likely human carcinogen" ...
Chemetco - Air-borne Dioxin Production
... Chemetco as one of the top ten individual contributors of dioxin deposition at eight Nunavut land receptors, from a total of 44,000 potential sources ... especially vulnerable to the long-range air transport of dioxin ... Although there are no significant sources of dioxin in Nunavut or within 500 kilometers of its boundaries, dioxin concentrations in Inuit mothers’ milk are twice the levels observed in southern Quebec ...
Tire Derived Fuel - Controversy
... the greatest supported evidence of toxicity comes from the presence of dioxins and furans in the flue gases ... A study of dioxin and furan content of stack gasses at a variety of cement mills, paper mills, boilers, and power plants conducted in the 1990s shows a wide and inconsistent variation in dioxin and furan ... little as 4% TDF and experienced as much as a 4,140% increase in dioxin and furan emsissions ...