October Discussion: DIOXINS ARE EXTREMELY TOXIC TO HUMANS.

Chuck Miller rellim at MAILHOST.TCS.TULANE.EDU
Mon Oct 2 15:45:09 EST 1995


October Bionet.Toxicology Discussion Subject:

About a year ago the U.S. EPA released a report that suggested
dioxins are carcinogenic. The U. S. EPA also suggested dioxins
may have effects on the endocrine and immune systems at 
levels "in the ballpark" with those currently present in the
environment.  

This report has drawn much criticism and created controversy.
For review of the debates, see Science 266, p. 1629, Science 268,
p. 1124 and Nature 371,p. 272.

If dioxins are really as potent as the EPA claims, then why are 
the expected health effects in the most heavily exposed 
individuals (i.e. in contamination accidents) not more
apparent?

ARE DIOXINS (AT LOW ENVIRONMENTAL LEVELS) REALLY
OF TOXICOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS?

Please send your questions or comments to this news group via
e-mail to toxicol at net.bio.net.

Virtually yours,

Chuck,

Dr. Charles A. Miller,  rellim at mailhost.tcs.tulane.edu 
Bionet.Toxicology News Group Discussion Leader
Dept. Environmental Health Sciences 
Rm. 374, Center for Bioenvironmental Research
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Tulane University Medical Center  
1430 Tulane Ave. Box SL29                 
New Orleans, LA 70112               
Ph. 504-585-6942, Fx. 504-585-6939              

                                                                        
                   






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