What you should know about dioxins - Information Sheet

Monday, January 10, 2011

Euro Chlor, representing the European Chlor-Alkali industry, has edited an Information Sheet on dioxins. It is available on the Federation’s website.

 In view of the dimensions of the dioxin food chain contamination in Germany, Euro Chlor has edited an Information Sheet on dioxins.

DioxinsThis one-pager is very factual and develops some basic but important facts on this group of substances.

It is important to note that:

  • incomplete combustion is a source of many important carcinogens and toxins, not only of dioxins, e.g. polycyclic aromatic polycarbons and fine particles
  • all these toxins are decreasing strongly over the last 40, 50 years in emission and immission, including the dioxins, including the load of mother milk, daily intake, blood contamination, content in all kind of animals and plants.

Links to official websites (WHO and Umwelt Bundesambt Germany) are included for further documentation.

You will find all existing Euro Chlor Information Sheets on the website

Further information

Alistair J Steel
Executive Director
Tel: +32 2 676 73 50

Dirk Clotman
Communications manager
Tel. +32 473 83 79 64