Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 44 OF 93
|Main Title||Health Assessment for 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-Dioxin (TCDD) and Related Compounds. Chapter 4. Immunotoxic Effects.|
|Author||Kerkvliet, N. ;|
|CORP Author||Syracuse Research Corp., NY. ;Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Coll. of Veterinary Medicine.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Health and Environmental Assessment.|
|Report Number||EPA-68-C0-0043; EPA/600/AP-92/001D ; OHEA-I-486-VOL-4|
|Additional Subjects||Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin ; Dioxins ; Toxicity ; Immune system ; Public health ; Risk assessment ; Exposure ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Polybrominated biphenyls ; Halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons ; Furans ; Thymus gland ; Immunotoxicity ; Aryl hydrocarbon ; Biological effects|
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting a scientific reassessment of the risks of exposure to 2,3,7,8- tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) and chemically similar compounds collectively known as dioxin. Extensive evidence has accumulated over the past 20 years to demonstrate that the immune systems of several species are a target for toxicity of TCDD and structurally related halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons, including the chlorinated dibenzofurans, polychlorinated biphenyls, and polybrominated biphenyls.