Biochemistry Of Agent Orange
Sun Feb 18 00:09:11 EST 1996
Ronald Jaynes <t3r7h3nb at abaco.coastalnet.com> wrote:
>I have the formula for the compound, but I do not have the information
> on how it effects the metabolic pathways. Also, I need information on
> the side effects of this toxin. Thanks
> RD Jaynes
It is my understanding that when 2,4,5 -T is used according to labeled
instructions the EPA does not consider it a human health hazard.
However, if temperatures are not properly controlled during the
manufacture of 2,4,5-T amounts(up to 28ppm) of Dioxin can be formed;
2,3,7,8-tetrachlorobibenzoparadioxin. This chemical is considered a
potential carcinogenicand teratogenic toxicant.
Bibl: Weed Science-2nd Ed.. Klingman, Ashton. pp218-219.
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