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Latest Edit: Iva 2012-08-04 (EDT)

Dioxin is one of many toxic environmental chemicals. It is a chemical compounds formed as a result of combustion processes such as commercial or municipal wast incineration and from burning fuels (like wood, coal or oil).


  • Industry:
  • released into the air after the incineration of PVC
  • manufacturing of pesticides and herbicides
  • created during the bleaching of pulp and paper.
  • Food:'
  • commercial animal fats

Impact on Health

  • blocks testosterone in men
  • interferes with thyroid function
  • endometriosis and reproductive abnormalities
  • promotes cancer
  • damage to the thymus gland and immune system
  • skin discolouration
  • can cause severe acne
  • excessive body hair
  • mild liver damage.