Saturday, January 30, 2010

Dioxin - A Toxic Environmental Pollutant

By Dr. Sloan Charles, M.D.

Dioxin is a hazardous chemical that has its origins in chlorine and detergent production. Over the decades, it has accumulated in the environment leading to toxic levels. It is dangerous to health, as it affects a number of the human organs and body systems. Once these poisons are inhaled or absorbed by the body, they stay there a long time because it is absorbed by the fat tissues and stored in the body. Due to the stability of the chemical compound, it can stay in the body for more than a decade!

There is growing global concern as dioxins tend to accumulate in the food chain. As humans are arguably the highest in the food chain, the dioxins accumulated and consumed by humans is also in the highest concentrations.
Reports released by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that exposure of humans to high levels of dioxins may result in skin lesions, such as chloracne and patchy darkening of the skin, and altered liver function.

Pregnant mothers must take exceptional care to avoid coming in contact with this toxin, whether through inhalation, consumption or touching contaminated surfaces, as it can affect the fetus inside the womb, causing disabilities, mutations or stunting growth. Newborn babies are also particularly vulnerable to this chemical contamination, as their immune systems have not been fully developed.

Low levels of dioxins in the air in the indoor environment, such as the home and office, can be eliminated in a simple step by way of using indoor air purifiers with a carbon filter and certified by the AHAM (Association of American Home Appliances Manufacturers).

Get your FREE Report on the "7 Deadly Invisible Killers in Your Home", and find out how a good indoor air purifier can destroy deadly viruses (including H1N1), bacteria and clean other harmful pollutants and chemicals (such as dioxin) in your home and workplace that can cause diseases. Dr. Sloan, MD., is an experienced and qualified practicing medical doctor with a passion for the promotion of a healthy lifestyle and the prevention of illnesses and diseases.

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