How much do you know about dioxins? Dioxins are toxic compounds that persist in the environment all around us. They exist in the air, the soil, rivers, lakes and even in the human food supply. They differ from other food contaminants in their unique chemical structure, which allows them to remain very resistant to breakdown. Throughout the past couple of decades, researchers have only begun to scratch the surface in gaining a thorough understanding of these molecules and their impact on the health of our society.
So what are the important characteristics of these harmful compounds? What should businesses along the food supply chain understand about dioxins to ensure safe ingredients and food products for consumers? And what actions are global health organizations and regulators taking to develop the best possible guidance for the food industry in dioxin monitoring? For answers, tune into our latest vlog below, “5 Fun Facts About Dioxins” to learn the basics of the class of destructive compounds that both food corporations and consumers alike should understand.