Environmental Hazard analysis - Dioxins
Dioxin compounds are a group of hazardous chemicals, which are discharged into the environment as a by-product of human processes like chlorine bleaching of paper, combustion, forest fires, and manufacturing processes . The most widely known compound among the dioxin family of compounds is 2, 3, 7, 8-tetrachloro-p-dibenzo-dioxin (2, 3, 7, 8 TCCD), which is regarded as the most toxic.
Dioxin-bearing wastes are classified into the EPA defined F-type list which contains the non-specific wastes, emanating from different sectors of the industry . These wastes include those generated during the production or manufacturing of tri- or tetrachlorophenol, pentachlorophenol or intermediate Continue reading...