Chicken products could be declared “unfit for consumption.”
Dioxin, the industrial pollutant of Agent Orange infamy, has been called “the most toxic compound synthesized by man.”
Not only is dioxin considered a known human carcinogen, adverse health effects may include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, endometriosis, early menopause, reduced testosterone and thyroid hormones, altered metabolism and immune responses, and skin, tooth, and nail abnormalities.
Exposure to dioxin during pregnancy can result in altered thyroid, brain, immune system, and reproductive organ development.
The Environmental Protection Agency start testing Americans’ tissues for dioxin levels back in 1982 and after three decades of delay is now releasing new guidelines that would set limits on the safe exposure of U.S. consumers to this class of toxic chemicals.
In response, the National Chicken Council, American Meat Institute, and other industry groups complained to the White House that their products “could arbitrarily be classified as unfit for consumption.”
But the classification wouldn’t be arbitrary at all; it would be based on the level of dioxin contamination in the food. …read more of EPA Dioxin Limit has National Chicken Council Worried here