A wire reclamation incinerator as a source of environmental contam ination with tetrach lorodibenzo-p-d ioxins and tetrach lorodibenzofurans

Daniel O. Hryhorczuk, William A. Withrow, Carol Yns Hesse, Val R. Beasley

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Abstract

The authors investigated an outbreak of unusual illnesses in humans and horses residing within 1.3 km of a wire reclamation incinerator. The study included site visits; medical and veterinary examinations; analyses of furnace ash, fly ash, soil, and biologic samples for air residues. Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxins (TCDDs) and tetrachlorodibenzofurans (TCDFs) were discovered in furnace ash, fly ash, soil, horse fat, and horse liver samples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)228-234
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of Environmental Health
Volume36
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1981

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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