Dioxin and Reproductive Events

  • Ralph R. Cook
  • Kenneth M. Bodner
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 26)


Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins, sometimes referred to as PCDD’s or simply dioxins, may be formed during the combustion of fossil fuels, the incineration of municipal wastes, or the production of chlorinated phenols.1 Of all of the isomers of dioxins, 2,3,7,8- tetrachlorodibenzodioxin or TCDD, a low level contaminant of 2,4,5-T, trichlorophenol and its by-products, is considered the most toxic.2


Infant Death Congenital Malformation Spontaneous Abortion Cleft Palate Adverse Pregnancy Outcome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralph R. Cook
    • 1
  • Kenneth M. Bodner
    • 1
  1. 1.Health and Environmental SciencesDow Chemical, USAMidlandUSA

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