Dioxins are a group of chemical compounds called persistent environmental pollutants. Dioxins accumulate in the food chain, especially in the fatty tissue of animals. Human exposure is 90% through foods such as meat and dairy products, fish and shellfish, eggs.
Dioxins; It is a highly toxic substance that can cause reproductive and developmental problems, damage the immune system, cause cancer. Dioxins can be of natural origin, such as volcanic eruptions and forest fires, or by-products of industrial processes.
Dioxins are found in the environment, in some soils, foods, especially dairy products, meat, fish and shellfish. Dioxins cause various types of cancer in case of chronic exposure. Based on animal data and human epidemiology data, TCDD is classified as a "known human carcinogen" by the IARC.
Quantitative chemical analysis of dioxins requires sophisticated methods available only in a limited number of laboratories worldwide. Analysis costs are very high and vary depending on the type of sample.
Dioxin analyzes should be tested in certain accredited laboratories. It is one of the important analyzes that should be done in terms of ensuring food safety.