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A by-product formed during the preparation of the herbicide 2, 4, 5-T, and sometimes produced by the incineration of chlorinated organic compounds. It may also occur naturally and is distributed widely in the environment, except locally in extremely low concentrations. (Gemet)

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Organochlorine compounds
Toxic substances

This term is used for the following terms: 
PCDD (dioxins)

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