Dioxins, Furans and PCBs

Dioxins, furans, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) are toxic chemicals that are persistent in the environment and can end up in the food chain.

World Health Organization (United Nations).

Identifies key facts about dioxins including the sources of dioxin contamination and incidents, its effect on human health and the prevention and control of dioxin exposure. Also answers questions on what consumers should do to reduce their risk of exposure and the methods behind identifying and measuring dioxins in the environment and in food.