<p>An unforeseeable accident on July 10, 1976, in northern Italy, led to an environmental contamination with caustic reaction products and 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). Original contamination of vegetation was in the order of O.5 ppm TCDD. The tragedy in Seveso led to changes in hazardous waste policy that reached from Europe to the rest of the world. Join us as we discuss one of the major reasons most of the world no longer produces dioxins.</p>

<p>Follow the link for show notes and references <a href='https://docs.google.com/document/d/15KB0gAlLXUtBpFD-VHB9ww8yrvVWHbSJfgFbW-UU67I/edit?usp=sharing'>https://docs.google.com/document/d/15KB0gAlLXUtBpFD-VHB9ww8yrvVWHbSJfgFbW-UU67I/edit?usp=sharing</a> </p>

Planet Policy Pals Podcast

Ajwah Zahid and Alayibo Semenitari

EP 29: Dioxin in Seveso (Storytime)

NOV 9, 202134 MIN
Planet Policy Pals Podcast

EP 29: Dioxin in Seveso (Storytime)

NOV 9, 202134 MIN

Description

An unforeseeable accident on July 10, 1976, in northern Italy, led to an environmental contamination with caustic reaction products and 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). Original contamination of vegetation was in the order of O.5 ppm TCDD. The tragedy in Seveso led to changes in hazardous waste policy that reached from Europe to the rest of the world. Join us as we discuss one of the major reasons most of the world no longer produces dioxins.

Follow the link for show notes and references https://docs.google.com/document/d/15KB0gAlLXUtBpFD-VHB9ww8yrvVWHbSJfgFbW-UU67I/edit?usp=sharing