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Danang is also the site of a joint United States-Vietnamese cleanup of dioxin, the chemical contaminant in Agent Orange that has been linked to birth defects and other diseases.
The Houston Ship Channel was already a polluted waterway, with Texas state health officials warning that women of childbearing age and children should not eat fish or crabs caught there because of contamination from dioxins and PCBs.
Environmental scrutiny in later years led to widespread retrofits of pollution-control technologies to remove mercury and dioxin.
For example, early-in-life exposure to air pollution, dioxin, the chemical PFOSA (used in some food packaging), and the pesticide DDT are all associated with a two- to five-fold increased risk of breast cancer, the review found.
And like dioxins, PCBs can also be inadvertent by-products, made incidentally during the manufacture of titanium dioxide, for example, or a shade of yellow organic inks and dyes reminiscent of the letters that spell out SPAM.
The contamination was caused by the chemical dioxin released by Dow decades ago.
Unlike some chemicals, like dioxin, lead, or mercury, that tend to persist and build up in various tissues, phthalates are generally not persistent, though under some circumstances, phthalates do tend to accumulate in certain organs.
The San Jacinto River Waste Pits, for example, contain carcinogenic dioxins, which are linked to birth defects.
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