Effects of Dioxins in Environmental Pollution on Development of Tooth Disorders
M. Dobrzyński1, I. Całkosiński2, I. Przywitowska1, J. Kobierska-Brzoza1, A. Czajczyńska-Waszkiewicz1, E. Sołtan1, O. Parulska3
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1Department of Conservative Dentistry and Pedodontics, Wrocław University of Medicine, Krakowska 26, 50-425 Wrocław, Poland
2Department of Medical Biochemistry, Wrocław University of Medicine, Chalubinskiego 10, 50-368 Wrocław, Poland
3Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Wrocław University of Medicine, Borowska 213, 50-556 Wrocław, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2009;18(3):319–323
Despite legal regulations limiting emissions of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), including dioxins, to the environment, they still constitute a significant component of environmental contamination. They are released in large amounts during various processes of combustion in industry, the management of refuse materials and also as a result of situations that are partially beyond our control, like fires, explosions and damage in chemical industries. Observations originating from various studies prove that exposure to dioxins results in multiple toxic effects on humans and experimental animals. Among the various disorders caused by dioxins are abnormalities in dentition. The effects of dioxin may last long after exposure.