Biochemistry & the environment

IB Chemistry: Biochemistry & the environment

Photograph taken in the Vietnam War museum in Ho Chi Minh CityIt is generally well known that dioxins, which were made infamous by the spraying of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, are highly toxic. They can be formed when persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are combusted at insufficiently high temperatures and the rules surrounding industrial waste incinerators are now very stringent.Perhaps less well-known, but...

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