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The San Jacinto River Waste Pits, for example, contain carcinogenic dioxins, which are linked to birth defects.
Pentachlorophenol contains dioxins, which are used in making chemical weapons, like Agent Orange, and can peel away human skin and cause leukemia.
In 1998 the federal government tested the blood of Mossville residents and discovered dioxin levels to be among the highest ever seen in the country.
The FDA recommends that tampons be free from dioxins and pesticide or herbicide residue and requests that companies provide assurances, including test plans, for monitoring them.
The contamination was caused by dioxin released by Dow decades ago.
The Superfund program cleans sites highly contaminated with such hazardous waste as lead, asbestos, dioxin and radioactive materials.
About a decade ago, Quy served as an intermediary between Vietnam and the United States as the countries debated how to jointly address leftover dioxin, the chemical agent in Agent Orange.
These sites have been highly polluted since the 1950s and 1960s with dioxins, PCBs, mercury, and other industrial chemicals.
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