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Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1 INTRODUCTION Background, The Committee and its Charge, Organization of the Report, References, 2 A SUMMARY OF DIOXIN REPORTS, ASSESSMENTS, AND REGULATORY ACTIVITY Evaluations by Governmental Bodies, Dioxin Regulations and Guidelines, References, 3 SOURCES OF DIOXINS AND DIOXIN-LIKE COMPOUNDS IN THE ENVIRONMENT Major Sources of DLCs in the Environment, General Information About the Quantitative Inventory of Releases of DLCs, Environmental Fate and Transport of DLCs, Entry of DLCs into the Food Chain, References, 4 ANIMAL PRODUCTION SYSTEMS Direct and Indirect DLC Pathways into Food Products, Livestock Production Systems, Animal Husbandry Practices, Fish and Seafood, Wild Animals, Animal Feeds, Food Processing and Packaging, Imported Foods, Summary, References, 5 HUMAN FOODS AND FOOD-CONSUMPTION PATTERNS Dietary-Intake Patterns, Current Dietary Patterns, Dietary Guidance, Summary, References, 6 FRAMEWORK FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF POLICY OPTIONS TO REDUCE EXPOSURE TO DIOXINS AND DIOXIN-LIKE COMPOUNDS Characterizing Possible Risk-Management Options, The Range of Possible Risk-Management Options, Legal Framework for the Implementation of Interventions, Analytical Tools for Health Decision-Making, Risk-Relationship Analysis, Overview of the Proposed Framework, Research Needs, Conclusion, References, 7 POLICY OPTIONS TO REDUCE EXPOSURE TO DIOXINS AND DIOXIN-LIKE COMPOUNDS Introduction and Background, Environmental Considerations, Pathway I: Animal Production Systems, Pathway II: Human Foods, Pathway III: Food-Consumption Patterns, 8 RISK-MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS AND RESEARCH PRIORITIES General Strategic Recommendations, High-Priority Risk-Management Interventions, Other Risk-Management Interventions that Deserve Consideration, Research and Technology Development to Support Risk Management, Conclusion, APPENDIXES A Data Tables, B Total Diet Study Report: Dioxin Concentrations in Foods C Open Session and Workshop Agendas, D Committee Member Biographical Sketches,
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Dioxins Toxicology, Food contamination, Dioxins adverse effects, Food Contamination prevention & control, Environmental Monitoring methods, Food Supply standards, Risk Management