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Nature and Fate of Dioxin in Soil Environment
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Nature and Fate of Dioxin in Soil Environment
Park, Moon-Hyun; Kim, Hye-Jin; Lee, Min-Gi; Park, Sook-Hyun; Lee, Yoon-Chul; Chung, Doug-Young;
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The chlorinated dioxins and furans have attracted considerable scientific and public concern because of their environmental persistence and super-toxicity through the foodchain. Recent dioxin scandals in several military bases have also contributed to a higher awareness on the side of food consumers as well as foodwaste combustion. However, there is continuing uncertainty over the relative importance of different sources of dioxins and furans to the soil environment. In difference to those awareness there is a main influence of potential soil contamination on the dioxin contents in groundwater. It is, therefore, important to provide a sound scientific framework and basis by which to evaluate the significance of the presence of dioxin in soils. Consequently, we have to identify the characteristics and nature of dioxin released into the soil environment, especially in agricultural aspect.
Dioxin;Structure;Toxicity;Adsorption and Transport;
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