A documentary about dioxin poisoning from the UK. Original air date Monday, March 17, 1980. Featuring Alastair Hay of Leeds University. 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin Transferred from a 38 year old VHS.
Student work Animation film, 2006: Agent Orange, www.btk-fh.de Prof. Christian Mahler, Prof. Matthias Leupold, project website: www.lighterthanorange.com
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The DuPont plant in DeLisle, Mississippi has been releasing large amounts of dioxin and heavy metals for nearly 20 years. This film explores health problems being experienced by residents and former workers, and evidence that oysters in the area exported for sale around the U.S. have been contaminated by DuPont's poisonous discharges. About 2,000 people have filed lawsuits against DuPont alleging pollution from this facility has harmed their health.
Dioxins refer to a group of toxic chemical compounds that share certain chemical structures and biological characteristics. Dioxins can be released into the environment through forest fires, backyard burning of trash, certain industrial activities, and residue from past commercial burning of waste. Dioxins break down very slowly and past releases of dioxins from both man-made and natural sources still exist in the environment. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), "Almost every living creature has been exposed to dioxins." Dioxin exposure can occur through the diet with small amounts of exposure coming from breathing air containing trace amounts of dioxins and from inadvertent ingestion of soil containing dioxins. Workplace exposures are also a possibility in certain industries. The health effects associated with dioxins depend on a variety of factors including: the level of exposure, when someone was exposed, and for how long and how often someone is exposed. Studies have shown that exposure to dioxins at high enough levels may cause a number of adverse health effects, including cancer. The most obvious non-cancer health effect in people exposed to large amounts of dioxin is chloracne. Chloracne is a severe skin disease with acne-like lesions that occur mainly on the face and upper body. Other non-cancer effects of exposure to large amounts of dioxin include developmental and reproductive effects, damage to the immune system, interference with hormones, skin rashes, skin discoloration, excessive body hair, and possible liver damage. Over the past several years, government agencies and industry have worked together to dramatically reduce known and measurable industrial dioxin emissions. These efforts have reduced air emissions of dioxins by 90 percent from 1987 levels according to the EPA. These are just a few things to know about dioxins and potential exposure risks. To learn more about this or other health & safety, environmental or air quality issues, please visit the websites shown in the video.
Dow Chemical plant in Midland, Michigan is the likely source of dioxin contamination along the Tittabawassee River.
This interview with Dr. Linda Birnbaum in 2004, explains what is dioxin? how toxic is it? and does it cause cancer? Dr. Linda Birnbaum is the Director of the Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Toxicology Division. At present she is the Director of National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). The sanitary pad's middle layer is made of pulp, or in most cases, RECYCLED PAPER. Paper is recycled and bleached to make it white; however, bleach contains a carcinogenic agent called Dioxin. The dioxin remain on the bleached paper that was used to make disposable pads and diapers, and that includes tissue paper. Moreover, the paper white color makes an impression that it is cleaned but actually it isn't. Just a simple test, try using tissue paper as a liner on your panties for a few hours, you will definitely experience itchiness because its not sterile or clean. What is Dioxins? Dioxins are a class of chemical contaminants that are formed during combustion processes such as waste incineration, forest fires, and backyard trash burning, as well as during some industrial processes such as paper pulp bleaching and herbicide manufacturing. The most toxic chemical in the class is 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin (TCDD). The highest environmental concentrations of dioxin are usually found in soil and sediment, with much lower levels found in air and water. Humans are primarily exposed to dioxins by eating food contaminated by these chemicals. Dioxin accumulates in the fatty tissues, where they may persist for months or years. People who have been exposed to high levels of dioxin have developed chloracne, a skin disease marked by severe acne-like pimples. Studies have also shown that chemical workers who are exposed to high levels of dioxins have an increased risk of cancer. Other studies of highly exposed populations show that dioxins can cause reproductive and developmental problems, and an increased risk of heart disease and diabetes. More research is needed to determine the long-term effects of low-level dioxin exposures on cancer risk, immune function, and reproduction and development. Reference: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences