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Letter commentary on Tai et al: dioxin exposure in breast milk and infant neurodevelopment in Vietnam
  1. Arnold Schecter1,
  2. John D Constable2
  1. 1Occupational and Envnironmental Health Sciences Program, University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas, Texas, USA
  2. 2Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Arnold Schecter, Occupational and Envnironmental Health Sciences Program, University of Texas School of Public Health, 16606 Loch Maree Lane, Dallas, TX 75248, USA; arnold.schecter{at}utsouthwestern.edu

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We wish to comment on the article by Tai et al.1 This article suggests that the dioxin contaminant of Agent Orange may be responsible for neurological abnormalities in Vietnamese infants.

The characteristic and toxic dioxin contaminant of Agent Orange, 2,3,7,8-tetrochlorodibenzodioxin (TCDD), was reported at very low levels for those potentially exposed. TCDD levels were only slightly higher in the potentially contaminated (1.4 pg/g) than in the comparison …

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