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ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- August 9, 2006

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New report shows decline in dioxin in some U.S. meat and poultry
Environmental Science and Technology

Levels of dioxin-like compounds (DLCs) appear to have declined in chickens, hogs and turkeys produced for food in the United States, according to new tests conducted by the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Levels measured in 2002-2003 were 20 percent to 80 percent lower than levels measured in less extensive testing done from 1994-1996, according to study results, which are scheduled for publication in the Aug. 15 issue of the ACS Environmental Science and Technology. However, researchers could not determine with certainty whether DLC levels in cattle changed over that period.

In the article, Cynthia L. Deyrup and colleagues report results of a survey of DLC levels in the four slaughter classe
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