Dioxin Testing

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Dioxin Testing

Characteristics of Dioxin


Dioxin is a colorless, odorless, and highly toxic fat-soluble compound, so it is easy to accumulate in the adipose tissue of the organism.
Dioxin compounds include 75 types of PCBs, 135 types of PCBs, and 12 types of coplanar PCBs. Among them, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodioxin has the strongest toxicity.
Known as the "Poison of the Century".

 

Why people are afraid of Dioxin


Because it is a carcinogen: According to the well-known International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), dioxin is a human carcinogen. Liver cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer, soft drum and joint tissue cancer, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma are all related to dioxin.
Because it has an impact on the immune system: people contaminated with low-dose dioxin are more susceptible to infections from bacteria, viruses and parasites.
Because it has an impact on reproductive capacity and development: Dioxin pollution can cause decreased fertility, underweight fetuses, and less than months of pregnancy. Dioxin contamination during pregnancy can cause insufficient male hormones, decreased sperm count, infertility and learning disabilities in offspring. Investigations on humans found that workers contaminated with dioxin have reduced male hormones and that the Vietnam War veterans contaminated with dioxin in Agent Orange are infertile. Babies who are fed breast milk with high concentrations of dioxin have very low thyroid hormones for brain development.
Because it interferes with hormones: Dioxin will attach to receptors like hormones and change the function of genes in cells; human hormones operate in traces of a few parts per trillion, so a very small amount of dioxin may cause linkage in the human body reaction.

 

Sources of Dioxin in Taiwan's Environment


Waste incineration is the main source of dioxin and dioxin-like chemicals in the air.
Dioxin is present in the air in the form of gas or attached to granular substances depending on the gas pressure.
Usually they are attached to tiny particles. These dioxin-containing particles will drift with the wind and then fall to the ground or water; now we know that it may drift thousands of miles away.
Dioxin will not be completely decomposed if eaten by herbivores and fish, but will move along the food chain.
Ninety percent of human dioxin pollution comes from our daily food, such as meat, dairy, eggs and fish.

 

If you have any questions about Dioxin testing (inspection), please feel free to contact us, thank you.

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02-2298-1343
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No. 136-1, Wugong Rd., Wugu Dist., New Taipei City 248016, Taiwan