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Common Sources of Exposure to Dioxin

Dioxins are one group in EPA’s list of 30 hazardous air pollutants that pose the greatest potential health threat in urban areas. Although there are hundreds of different forms, only the 2,3,7,8-substituted tetra- through octa-chlorinated dioxins and furans cause toxic effects. Learn about urban air toxic pollutants and what EPA is doing to reduce their emissions.
Dioxins are present in our environment from a variety of sources, and collectively can be called simply dioxin. The following links contain information about different ways people can be exposed to dioxin.

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