Influence of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin on respiration in a forest floor and soil.

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Dioxin, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), one of the most toxic chemicals known, is an impurity arising in the manufacture of the herbicide 2,4,5-T. When 2,4,5-T is used to control unwanted vegetation in forest management, the impurity may find its way into the forest soil. The production, behavior, and significance of TCDD in the environment has… (More)

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