The Chemical Scythe: Lessons of 2,4,5-T and Dioxin / Edition 1

The Chemical Scythe: Lessons of 2,4,5-T and Dioxin / Edition 1

by Alastair Hay
     
 

Even very small doses of dioxin have proven to be lethal to animals, and concentrations of several millionths of a gram will cause them to give birth to malformed offspring. Furthermore, the chemical has now been shown to cause cancer in animals. Alastair Hay's timely volume details the chemistry of the dioxins (there are seventy-five different types), their… See more details below

Overview

Even very small doses of dioxin have proven to be lethal to animals, and concentrations of several millionths of a gram will cause them to give birth to malformed offspring. Furthermore, the chemical has now been shown to cause cancer in animals. Alastair Hay's timely volume details the chemistry of the dioxins (there are seventy-five different types), their biological or toxic properties, their effect on the skin, and alternatives to their use. In addition, The Chemical Scythe addresses the controversial sociopolitical problems related to the manufacture and use of such toxic chemicals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306409738
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
09/01/1982
Series:
Disaster Research in Practice Series
Edition description:
1982
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
0.75(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

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