Dioxins And Furans: Questions And Answers
This booklet was written in 1989 to provide public officials, journalists, attorneys, executives, concerned citizens, scientists in other fields, and others interested in learning more about the dioxin issue a review of the scientific information available at the time of publication. Of the 210 dioxins and furans, about 20 are toxic, accumulate in tissues, and cause cancer in certain animals. Aside from acne, however, no long-term human health effects seem to be attributable directly to exposure. This concise, comprehensive review includes a short history of the incidents and issues that have made dioxin a household word, as well as a discussion of how dioxins and furans are regulated.
Besides its extensive listing of sources, the book provides valuable background and perspective on an issue which is currently undergoing intensive debate. It answers questions such as:
* What are Dioxins and Furans? How and Why are They Produced? * Where are They Found ? How do They Behave? * How are People and Animals Exposed to Them? * How Toxic and Persistent Are They? * What Effects Have They Had on Human and Animal Health? * What Has Been Done About Them to Protect the Environment and People From The possibility of Harm?
For a copy of the 113 page book, please send $10 plus $2 S+H to: Barry Lewis The Academy of Natural Sciences 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103-1195 Tel: (215) 299-1108; Fax: (215) 299-1079 (Please make check payable to The Academy of Natural Sciences)
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