Dibenzo(b,e)(1,4)dioxin, pentachloro-; [ChemIDplus]
Released to the environment in emissions from wood combustion, waste oil furnaces, fires of materials containing PVC, fires of electrical equipment containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and cigarette smoke; Found in 2,4,5-T and other pesticides; Released in effluents from the pulp and paper industries, and in municipal sewage; Can be produced by thermal and chemical degradation of chlorophenols; [HSDB]
IARC classification is for polychlorinated dibenzo-para-dioxins other than 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin; Polychlorodibenzodioxins have caused chloracne in humans; Occupational exposure may occur in metal reclamation, during use or manufacture of chlorophenol, or during herbicide manufacture; Oral LD50 (rat) = 0.206 mg/kg for the 1,2,3,7,8- isomer; [HSDB] See "2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin."
5.6E-10 mm Hg
Hepatoxic (a) from occupational exposure (secondary effect) or (b) in animal studies or in humans after ingestion
Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent:
Industrial Processes with risk of exposure: