Monday, May 7, 2012

2,3,7,8 -Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD, "dioxin")

from Paul E. Travis, Johnston Island Veteran
Interesting CDC Publication on TCDD (bad stuff in AO) my Lawyer found reference from 1984. It proves that TCDD can travel on dirt or dust and expose. Can help all in AO claims with VA. I had probably seen before, but had forgot about it when I was filing my VA claims.
"Nature of Occupational Exposure to TCDD"
It is not possible to estimate accurately the number of U.S. workers currently at risk of exposure to TCDD. Occupational exposure to TCDD may occur during production of TCP; in decontamination of worksites from prior production or use of TCP, 2,4,5-T, or silvex; from waste materials (such as reclaimed oil) contaminated with TCDD; or from cleanup after fires in transformers containing polychlorinated aromatics.

Dust or soil particles contaminated with TCDD can remain airborne or accumulate on indoor or outdoor work surfaces and may present a potential exposure hazard. Exposure to TCDD as a vapor will normally be negligible because of its low vapor pressure. Contact with TCDD-contaminated liquids is possible through the handling of drums or tanks containing the liquid or through dispersion of the liquid. "

Current Intelligence Bulletins are reports issued by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia, for the purpose of disseminating new scientific information about occupational hazards. A Current Intelligence Bulletin may draw attention to a hazard previously unrecognized or may report new data suggesting that a known hazard is either more or less dangerous than was previously thought.

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