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How can exposure to dioxins affect my health?

Dioxins are multi-taskers -- but not in a good way! They form during many industrial processes when chlorine or bromine are burned in the presence of carbon and oxygen. Dioxins can disrupt the delicate ways that both male and female sex hormone signaling occurs in the body. This is a bad thing! Here’s why: Research has shown that exposure to low levels of dioxin in the womb and early in life can both permanently affect sperm quality and lower the sperm count in men during their prime reproductive years. But that’s not all. Dioxins are very long-lived. They build up both in the body and in the food chain, are powerful carcinogens, and can also affect the immune and reproductive systems.

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