Rocz Panstw Zakl Hig 1996, 47(1): 95-104

Dioksyny - właściwości, źródła i problemy analizy
[Dioxins - properties, occurence and problems of analysis]

M. Sokołowski


Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) as well as similar compounds are described and chracterized as a group of environmental pollutants which have been arousing interest only since a short time. The toxicity of the compouds in this group of xenobiotics is compared with that of other compounds generally regarded as highly toxic. The main sources of origin of PCDDs/PCDFs are found in nearly all fields of the technological actions of man. Problems of detection and identification of these compouds extremely difficult in analysis are discussed. These problems are a challenge to even specialistic laboratories.

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