Polybrominated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans
Melber, Christine, Kielhorn, Janet, World Health Organization, International Programme on Chemical Safety & Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals. (1998). Polybrominated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans. Geneva : World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/42047
Environmental health criteria ; 205
DescriptionFirst draft prepared by C. Melber and J. Kielhorn
Published under the joint sponsorship of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation, and the World Health Organization within the framework of the Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals
Summaries in French (p. 266-284) and Spanish (p. 285-303)
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