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A Mortality Study of Workers Employed at the Monsanto Company Plant in Nitro, West Virginia

  • Judith A. Zack
  • William R. Gaffey
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 26)

Abstract

The compound 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is a highly toxic impurity that is formed in trace quantities during the production of 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T). Exposure to TCDD can cause chloracne, a skin disorder characterized by comedones, cysts, and abscesses.1 Outbreaks of chloracne have been reported among workers associated with the production of 2,4,5-T and 2,4,5-T based products. Such incidents resulting from both accidental and routine occupational exposures have been reported from several countries.2

Keywords

Bladder Cancer Digestive Organ Mortality Study Lung Cancer Death TCDD Exposure 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Judith A. Zack
    • 1
  • William R. Gaffey
    • 1
  1. 1.Monsanto CompanySt. LouisUSA

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