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Obesity and Metabolic Comorbidities: Environmental Diseases?

Table 1

Examples of dioxin contamination incidents.

YearCountryType of accidentCause

1960–1975VietnamContamination by a defoliant, agent orangeContaminated agent orange
1976Italy (Seveso)Contamination by a cloud of toxic chemicals of an area of 15 square kilometers Accident at a chemical factory
1998GermanyContamination of milkContaminated citrus pulp pellet from Brazil
1999BelgiumContamination of poultry and eggsAnimal feed contaminated with illegally disposed PCB-based waste industrial oil
2004The Netherlands Contamination of milkContaminated clay in animal feed
2007EuropeContamination of guar gum (food additive)Guar gum from India contaminated by pentachlorophenol that contains dioxins as further contamination
2008IrelandContamination of pork meat and productsContaminated animal feed

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