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Seveso

  • Alastair Hay
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Part of the Disaster Research in Practice book series (DRP)

Abstract

On Saturday 10 July 1976, an explosion at a chemical factory in the North Italian town of Seveso released a cloud of vapor which contaminated the surrounding area. The vapor, a chemical cocktail, consisted primarily of 2,4,5-trichlorophenol but also contained a quantity of the extremely toxic reaction by-product 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin1 (dioxin).

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Spontaneous Abortion Legal Abortion Lombardy Region Dioxin Concentration Dioxin Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alastair Hay
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  1. 1.Department of Chemical PathologyThe University of LeedsLeedsEngland

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