Preventing Bone Healing from Going up in Smoke

OREF grant recipient hopes to reverse the effects of dioxin

Catherine Rategan

Dioxins are highly toxic chemical by-products of combustion. Perhaps best known as a contaminant in the defoliant Agent Orange used during the Vietnam War, dioxin caused health problems in millions of people who were exposed to it during that conflict. A dioxin was used to poison Ukrainian president Viktor Yushenko in 2004.

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