Eco Etiquette: Help! Am I Doomed By Dioxins?

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Eco Etiquette: Help! Am I Doomed By Dioxins?

I consider it no small irony that the first syllable of the word dioxins sounds like die: So potent is this group of more than 100 cancer-causing industrial chemicals that the Environmental Protection Agency is currently considering setting the “safe” daily level for human exposure at seven-tenths of a picogram per kilogram of body weight. (A picogram, FYI, is one-trillionth of a gram.) To put it in perspective: With the much publicized toxic chemical BPA, you could be exposed to 50 million times that amount, and you’d still be within the realm of what’s considered safe.

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By | 2010-08-24T21:12:31+00:00 August 24th, 2010|Articles and Research, Cancer|0 Comments

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Denny Waxman is an internationally recognized teacher, counselor, and writer on health, natural healing and macrobiotics.

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