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Dioxin Poisoning Claims

There are three main groups of dioxins in existence today.  These include chlorinated dibenzofurans, polychlorinated biphenyls and chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins.  Dioxins are basically chemicals which have similar biological and chemical characteristics.  Chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and chlorinated dibenzofurans are not manufactured, but they are created when certain industrial processes take place.  For example, they can be created when chlorine bleaching processes take place or when drinking water treatment takes place at the treatment plants.  They can also be created when certain chemicals such as pesticides are manufactured.  In addition, burning fuels such as coal, oil and wood and incineration of household as well as industrial waste can also lead to the formation of dioxins.

On the other hand, polychlorinated biphenyls are manufactured and these are used as lubricants and coolants in heating equipment, electrical equipment and in transformers which are used in hydraulic mining machinery.

Dioxin Poisoning can occur when a person inhales oxygen containing contaminated dust.  It can also occur through skin contact or ingesting contaminated dust.  Dioxins are produced in a number of industries including pesticide production, paper and pulp mills, incinerator plants, recycling plants, etc.  Workers within these industries are at an increased risk of being exposed to dioxins.

If you have suffered as a result of dioxin poisoning at work, you may be entitled to make dioxin poisoning claims.

Common Symptoms

If the level of dioxin exposure is significant, then the immediate symptoms of dioxin poisoning include nausea, vomiting and abdominal pains.  High doses in the long term can result in a skin condition known as chloracne.  This is a serious skin condition which produces acne like lesions on the upper body including the face. Discoloration, rashes and excessive hair on the body may also appear as a result of the condition.

Hormonal changes, metabolic changes as well as kidney failure can also occur due to the exposure.

It is also believed that dioxin exposure can cause male infertility.  It is also linked to fatal diseases like cancer.

Making A Claim

If you believe you have been exposed to dioxin at work and have suffered as a result, we can help you make a dioxin poisoning claim.

You can give us a call on our free telephone number and talk to an experienced solicitor about your case.

You can also fill in our quick online claim form and request a call back.

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