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Regulatory Actions on Dioxins and Related Compounds

  • D. G. Barnes
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Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 26)

Abstract

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been involved with polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) for more than 10 years, and, more recently, with polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs). This paper briefly tracks the regulatory activities in the area of herbicides, industrial wastes, abandoned dumpsites, and controlled combustion.

Keywords

Environmental Protection Agency Cancer Risk Assessment Control Combustion Unreasonable Risk Rebuttable Presumption 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. G. Barnes
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  1. 1.Chlorinated Dioxins Work GroupU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyUSA

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