phenoxy herbicides

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These derivatives of phenoxyaliphatic acids include two economically important broad-leaf herbicides, 2,4,5-T and 2,4-D, that were developed in the 1940s and used widely ever since. Until the 1990s, 2,4,5-T usually contained dioxin contaminants, including 2,3,7.8-TCDD, a dangerous dioxin contaminant that is a mutagen, teratogen, and carcinogen. 2,4-D is also a suspected carcinogen, implicated in several epidemiological studies as a possible cause of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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