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Re: dioxin testing in milk
This is Jon Campbell, and I'm a dioxin activist from
Testing for dioxin is slightly difficult and very
because the molecule is so non-reactive and the
quantities of it
are so small. There is both a popular book and two
have listed the amounts of dioxin in various foods.
The popular book is "Dying From Dioxin" by Lois Gibbs.
provides an excellent summary of the important
the two dioxin reports, with excerpts of tables of
in food, plus a layman's description of where dioxin
from. One report is: USEPA, 1994, Estimating Exposure
Dioxin-Like Compounds, EPA/600/6-88/005C-a,b, & c -
June. This report is part of the EPA "1994 Dioxin
The other report is by Arnold Schecter, et al, "Cogener
levels of dioxins and dibenzofurans in U.S. food..." an
in the journal "Environmental Health
The EPA report is huge (in three volumes), and there
three companion volumes on health assessment.
I believe the EPA has not released the report publicly
because it would cause a panic: the amount in dioxin
in an ordinary 100-gram hamburger is 300 times the
"acceptable" amount listed in the Health Assessment.
I hope this is useful to you. Also, check out my
http://www.cqs.com for more information
From: talia l javid <email@example.com>
To: Multiple recipients of list
Date: Saturday, August 09, 1997 6:31 PM
Subject: dioxin testing in milk
i am doing a report/experiments on dioxin for school.
is there any way,
or is it impossible to test dioxin amounts in different
brands of milk
(or meat or anything)? any information on this would
help me big time!
my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org