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Polychlorinated dibenzofurans

Polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) are a group of halogenated organic compounds which are toxic environmental pollutants. They are known teratogens, mutagens, and suspected human carcinogens. PCDFs tend to co-occur with polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs). PCDFs can be formed by pyrolysis or incineration at temperatures below 1200°C of chlorine containing products, such as PVC, PCBs, and other organochlorides, or of non-chlorine containing products in the presence of chlorine donors.[1]


  1. ^ Proceedings of the Subregional Awareness Raising Workshop on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), Bangkok, Thailand. United Nations Environment Programme (November 25-28th, 1997). Retrieved on 2007-12-11.
  • NPI Polychlorinated dioxins and furans fact sheet

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