Dioxin: Its History and Health Impacts

Jan 12, 2021
Categories: Webinars, On-Demand

What comes to mind when you hear the words "Agent Orange"? 
If you said a herbicide containing dioxin that caused serious health effects to those exposed to it, you are correct!

Dioxins and dioxin-like compounds are a family of several hundred compounds that share similar characteristics that have been around for over a hundred years. They are persistent organic pollutants and are considered highly toxic. Most dioxins and dioxin-like compounds are produced as by-products through several processes. Other dioxin-like compounds (some PCBs) were intentionally manufactured initially until production was banned several decades ago. Though more than 90% of exposure to dioxins is through food, workplace exposure also exists. Occupational Health & Safety professionals need to be aware of the health impacts of dioxins and how to limit exposure.

This webinar is a 1-hour lecture and 30 minutes of Q&A.

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