After the environmental contamination by 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) in the area of Seveso, Italy, thousands of small domestic animals (mainly rabbits and poultry) died within a few weeks. Autopsies on dead animals showed various pathological signs, such as hepatic lesions and haemorrhage. TCDD was monitored in animal tissues by gas chromatography-mass fragmentography; rabbit liver levels corresponded fairly well to soil contamination, which indicated that this species can be used as a tool for tracking the presence of TCDD in the environment.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1980|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Chemistry
- Environmental Science(all)