Dioxinas y medio ambiente

  1. María Teresa Frejo Moya 1
  2. Margarita Lobo Alonso 1
  3. Jimena García Lobo 1
  4. María Jesús Díaz Plaza 1
  1. 1 Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Madrid, España

    ROR 02p0gd045

Revista de Salud Ambiental

ISSN: 1697-2791

Year of publication: 2011

Issue Title: X congreso español y I iberoamericano de sanidad ambiental

Volume: 11

Issue: 1-2

Pages: 52-63

Type: Article

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With the generic term of dioxin is named the groups of the polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDD) and the polychlorinated dibenzofuran (PCDF), typical representans of the persistent organic compounds (POPs). They are obtained as not desired secondary products from several industrial process in which chlorine is used in some of its phases. The dioxins have centrated in the last decade an important part if the medical investigations in environmental health do to its notable toxicity, since they are one of the more powerful toxic chemical substances created by mankind, characterized for affecting the nervous and inmunitary system, being implicated into appearance of difference types of cancer and causing the appearance of several endocrine disorders, because of what they have been nowadays classified as endocrine disruptors. On degradation, bioaccumulation and on a large scale atmospheric transport capacity between the several environmental phases, make them to be considerate nowadays as dangerous compounds for human beings