Where Do We Go from Here?

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


The history of 2,4,5-trichlorophenol and 2,4,5-T can with some justification be described as appalling. As the preceding chapters have shown, both chemicals have caused their share of suffering. Central to the problem is the presence in both of the contaminant dioxin. Workers exposed to high concentrations of dioxin in industry have invariably developed the skin disease chloracne. But this disfiguring condition appears to be only one part of their health problems. The evidence now accruing suggests that these men may be at greater risk of developing soft tissue cancer.


Environmental Protection Agency Soft Tissue Sarcoma Phenoxyacetic Acid Preceding Chapter Review Body 
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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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