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[Air] Dioxin, a toxic substance

by Eco Generation | 02-06-2011 09:49 Comments 71 Comments recommendations 1 recommendations

dioxin, a toxic substance

Recently Belgium pulled huge quantity of pork product from the market in addition to butchering and burying massive number of pig carcasses. Neighboring nations banned an import of Belgian pork product, damaging its economy. It was a big social issue in Belgium. Why did this happen? It was because of dioxin. Then what is dioxin?
dioxin=the most polsonous mon-mode chemlcat compound
Dioxin is very poisonous. It also lasts for a long time, even tens of years, in the environment and is not easily biodegradable. This fat-soluble chemical compound gradually builds up and combines with fatty tissues of an animal and is not easily eliminated from the system. Due to these characteristics, human and carnivores, at the top of food chain, have several million times the concentration of dioxin compared to that in the atmosphere.
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1. dioxin - environmental hormone - cancer

Accumulated in human body, dioxin help inducing cancer.
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Since it is chemically stable and non-biodegradable, the dioxin remaining in soil or air is introduced to animal or plant system. When human eats this animal or plant, dioxin builds up in the system. It can be fatal even in miniscule dosage and can lead to lung, liver or lymphatic cancer.
dioxin is a powerful endocrine disruptor
Dioxin is a form of environmental hormone that disrupts the function of natural hormone in our body, causing infertility, deformity and stunted growth and making the system more susceptible to epidemic attack.
This chemical is everywhere and anyone has high concentration of dioxin in his/her system.

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Dioxin, its amount in natural state, is so insignificant that it is not so harmful to our system. Most of dioxin found in our surrounding is man-made.
3.dioxin and defoliant
Concentration of dioxin, generated from above sources, is just one-billionth gram per a cubic kilometer but you have to remember even this infinitesimal amount can be lethal. Even several grams of dioxin contaminates entire region and results in birth of deformed baby, premature birth or death of people living in the affected area.

written by Jeonghee Sohn
animated by Amanta


Jasmine Karki

  • Jasmine Karki says :
    Informative report!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!
    Posted 31-03-2020 01:20

Apsara Sapkota

Prakriti  Ghimire


  • SOMO GUYO says :
    This is terrible indeed!
    Posted 18-07-2019 21:20

Sachin Regmi

  • Sachin Regmi says :
    thank you for such good information
    Posted 22-01-2019 12:51

  • Amy Lim says :
    thanks for sharing :)
    Posted 07-06-2018 13:20

  • says :
    Dioxin is major factor that should be focused on. Most cities for example Nairobi which is in Kenya have a lot of dump sites whereby there is a lot of incineration going on, so it means that most of the people are exposed to danger. This is an issue that governments should try to find solutions through the academic experts and anyone else who can contribute in making a solution.

    Posted 03-02-2016 02:24

  • says :
    I believe that it is our duty, I mean everyone's duty to keep people safe from harmful chemicals like dioxin
    Posted 02-02-2016 15:55

  • says :
    I knew that dioxin was harmful to human, but it is new for me that it causes cancer.
    Posted 02-02-2016 15:54

  • says :
    Government and motor companies can reduce this
    Posted 01-12-2014 01:11

  • says :
    this is a big problem in our city
    Posted 01-12-2014 01:08

  • says :
    I learnt about dioxin substances which cause cancer and it's harmful!
    Posted 25-11-2014 17:54

  • says :
    very much informative
    Posted 16-11-2014 16:47

  • says :
    Anyway, could you also enlighten us on how should we reduce the concentration of dioxin? Thanks!
    Posted 16-11-2014 09:07

  • says :
    That is really informative! Thanks for sharing your view on this matter.
    Anyway, bear in mind that Dioxin is a carcinogenic chemical. In other words, it can induce cancer!
    Posted 16-11-2014 09:06

  • says :
    Good poster! From the EPA website, it looks as if dioxins are often released through burning materials, such as trash.
    Posted 22-07-2014 15:14

  • says :
    I learned more specific information!
    Posted 24-01-2014 13:09

  • says :
    Thanks for posting!
    Posted 18-01-2014 15:35

  • says :
    new info foh me..tanQ
    Posted 31-12-2013 20:18

  • says :
    new info for me!!
    Posted 31-12-2013 00:10

  • says :
    thanks for the share
    Posted 30-12-2013 02:49

  • says :
    really some nice info
    Posted 30-12-2013 02:35

  • says :
    nice information
    Posted 29-12-2013 18:17

  • says :
    it is very toxic to human
    Posted 27-12-2013 02:44

  • says :
    its very much injurious to our health
    Posted 22-12-2013 20:03

  • says :
    Can I get the reference ???
    Posted 22-12-2013 11:29

  • says :
    its very harmful to human
    Posted 22-12-2013 02:04

  • says :
    thanks for the inforamtion
    Posted 19-12-2013 02:50

  • says :
    Lets fight against the dioxin
    Posted 19-12-2013 01:07

  • says :
    Dioxin its a very dangerous toxin
    Posted 17-12-2013 19:32

  • says :
    Thank you for sharing this.
    Posted 16-12-2013 15:18

  • says :
    thanks for the toxin issue
    Posted 15-12-2013 00:08

  • says :
    thanks for your informative report

    Posted 14-12-2013 16:04

  • says :
    thanks 4 the knowledge

    Posted 01-12-2013 01:07

  • says :
    Dioxin is very bad because it is a man-made compound that bothers people
    Posted 29-11-2013 21:58

  • says :
    After learning this knowledge ?? would say No to Diioxin !
    Posted 23-11-2013 03:57

  • says :
    Thanks for the knowledge! Now I know the various chemical effects of dioxin!
    Posted 21-11-2013 23:39

  • says :
    thanks for sharing
    Posted 17-11-2013 16:00

  • says :
    Dioxins are highly poisonous
    Posted 17-11-2013 15:50

  • says :
    thanks for sharing
    Posted 31-08-2013 04:10

  • says :
    Dioxins are really fatal for lives on the earth
    Posted 24-08-2013 21:44

  • says :
    Thank you for doing this report. Now more people can avoid the dangers of Dioxin :)
    Posted 24-08-2013 17:29

  • says :
    lets do something
    Posted 13-08-2013 09:31

  • says :
    Precisely, that it is!
    Posted 12-08-2013 21:23

  • says :
    thanks for your report
    Posted 11-08-2013 09:58

  • says :
    dioxin are to be stopped
    Posted 11-08-2013 09:58

  • says :
    thanks for sharing
    Posted 11-08-2013 09:52

  • says :
    thanks for sharing
    Posted 11-08-2013 09:51

  • says :
    dioxin is man made worst chemical.
    Posted 31-07-2013 14:21

  • says :
    dioxin is really harmful!!
    Posted 30-07-2013 00:24

  • says :
    dioxin is life taking type!!
    Posted 29-07-2013 03:14

  • says :
    Dioxin is really becoming a problem these days.

    Posted 28-07-2013 22:59

  • says :
    diotoxin is so much harmful..
    Posted 22-07-2013 01:07

  • says :
    i agree... plastic material must be reduced
    Posted 17-07-2013 15:39

  • says :
    dioxin is dangerous
    Posted 16-07-2013 21:25

  • says :
    dioxin is dangerous
    Posted 16-07-2013 21:25

  • says :
    Thank you, I learnt about Dioxin
    Posted 16-07-2013 21:24

  • says :
    Through this article, i came to know Dioxin is so dangerous.
    Posted 14-07-2013 14:16

  • says :
    I hope we can lessen dioxin chemical.
    Posted 14-07-2013 13:20

  • says :
    Invisible risk is more dangerous :-)
    Posted 01-07-2013 14:15

Aaditya Singh

  • Aaditya Singh says :
    Very nicely explained report. Pictures make it all the more easy to get the message. Sad that still few people donot understand...

    Posted 18-06-2013 21:33

  • says :
    Truly thought provoking.
    Posted 17-06-2013 01:22

Rohan Kapur

  • Rohan Kapur says :
    Agreed, use of plastic must be reduced.
    Posted 16-06-2013 21:27

  • says :
    Thnaks Jeonghee Sohn & Amanta..
    Posted 22-05-2013 15:19

  • says :
    @EJin It's kind of a huge decision giving up ramen :)
    Posted 11-03-2013 15:45

  • says :
    chemists ... plzzz help for reducing the usage of dioxins..
    Posted 28-02-2013 23:05

  • says :
    I love ramen but the containers release dioxin and harm the environment.
    Must sacrifice ramen to protect the nature.
    Posted 25-02-2013 19:49

  • says :
    Yea we need to claim if we see any of neighborhood burning their rubbishes. They are actually release dioxin in to the air.
    Posted 25-02-2013 10:05

Jeonghyun Lee

  • Jeonghyun Lee says :
    It's sorta scary to think that Dioxin is coming from all sorts of things that we use everyday, especially plastics. I guess we'll have to reduce the amount of plastics we use both for nature and for our health.
    Posted 23-02-2013 19:29

  • Simran Vedvyas says :
    Dioxin chemical causes cancer, especially breast cancer.
    Dioxins are highly poisonous to cells in our bodies.
    Don't freeze plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic.
    Posted 23-02-2013 01:43

  • says :
    Thesedays, Dioxin issue is really hot!
    Posted 14-06-2011 11:05

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