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The term “dioxin” refers to toxins that share a similar chemical structure and cause similar complications. Dioxins are found in air, soil, sediments and food.
Most dioxins are introduced to the environment through the air as trace products of combustion. Major contributors include waste incineration, forest fires, coal-fired power plants, residential wood burning, backyard trash burning, and herbicide manufacturing.
We are also exposed through the foods we eat. These include beef, pork, poultry, fish, milk and dairy products.
Because dioxins are distributed throughout the environment in low concentrations, most of us have detectable levels in our tissues. These levels will persist for years even if we are never exposed again.
Dioxins are toxins, or poisons, that are known to accumulate in body tissues over time. This chronic, long-term exposure can lead to serious health complications.
There are a number of medical situations that may occur when you are exposed to dioxin over a period of time. These include:
There is a possibility that you are suffering from dioxin exposure if you are experiencing any of this issues. You may want to consult a lawyer if any of the potential dioxin-causing situations are relevant to your daily life.
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