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Introduction and Background Information

  • Erich W. Bretthauer
  • Heinrich W. Kraus
  • Alessandro di Domenico
Part of the Nato · Challenges of Modern Society book series (NATS, volume 16)

Abstract

The Pilot Study on International Information Exchange on Dioxins and Related Compounds was initiated to address issues associated with chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (CDDs), dibenzofurans (CDFs), and related compounds. The 3-year project was initiated in 1985 under the auspices of the Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society (CCMS) of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Numerous activities were carried out to promote information exchange among the participating nations and to foster cooperative research efforts. The Pilot Study produced 15 CCMS documents, as well as numerous journal articles (Kutz and Bottimore, 1988; Bottimore et al., 1989), that describe the specific accomplishments of the project. The purpose of this volume is to describe, in detail, the participation, function, scope, and achievements of this project, which was completed in April 1988.

Keywords

Environmental Protection Agency Modern Society Cooperative Effort Report Number North Atlantic Treaty Organization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erich W. Bretthauer
    • 1
  • Heinrich W. Kraus
    • 2
  • Alessandro di Domenico
    • 3
  1. 1.U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyUSA
  2. 2.Bundesministerium fur Umwelt Naturschutz, and ReaktorsicherheitBonnFederal Republic of Germany
  3. 3.Istituto Superiore di SanitaRomeItaly

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