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[mass noun] A skin disease resembling severe acne, caused by exposure to chlorinated chemicals.
- ‘To date, there is no universal accepted scientific evidence to conclude that Agent Orange exposure leads to adverse effects, with the exception of the skin condition chloracne.’
- ‘Workers also exhibited: severe chloracne, hepatic enlargement; peripheral neuritis; delayed prothrombin time; increased total serum lipid levels.’
- ‘At very high doses it may cause a severe acne-like skin condition known as chloracne and cancer in some people.’
- ‘The prevalence rate of neuropathy among subjects with chloracne was almost 3 times greater than among those absent this manifestation.’
- ‘Exposure to dangerous chemicals called dioxins can cause a rare form of acne called chloracne.’
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