1,4-Dioxin

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1,4-Dioxin is a toxic chemical compound that belongs to a class of pollutants known as dioxins. Dioxins are a group of highly toxic, persistent environmental pollutants that can cause a wide range of health effects in humans and animals, including cancer, reproductive and developmental problems, damage to the immune system, and endocrine disruption. 1,4-Dioxin is a byproduct of industrial processes such as the manufacture of pesticides, paper, and certain chemicals.

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