Dioxins mainly come from industrial processes such as smelting, chlorine bleaching of paper pulp and in the manufacturing of certain pesticides and herbicides. These processes increased, so did the cases of auto-immune diseases and cancer.
There has to be something that can be done?
It is actually quite possible to prevent and control dioxin exposure and considering that this exposure can cause serious health problems, it is very important that something be done. One of the easiest ways to prevent accumulation of dioxins is by proper incineration of the contaminated materials. In order to achieve the best results, the incineration process requires temperatures in upwards of 850 degrees Celsius.
Prevention of human exposure is, however, best done via source-directed measures. Considering that 90% of human exposure is through food and water supply, it is important that the food we eat and water we use is free from dioxin contamination. The major foods that are often contaminated include fish and shellfish which is a clear indication that dioxins find their way to rivers and other water bodies. It is also not uncommon to find the water we drink and use can easily be contaminated.
Therefore, it is imperative to hold major manufactures who engage in the processes resulting in dioxin emissions.
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