Dioxin, Furan & PCBs

Dioxin, Furan & PCBs

Doioxin, Furans and PCBs from Permanent Organic Pollutants “POPs”

The component group called “dioxin” consists of multiple chlorine-related dioxins, furans and chlorinated biphens. Food and feed has 7 dioxins, 10 furans and 18 chlorinated biphenyl (PCB) compounds that are limited in legal regulations and are officially checked.

Dioxins and furans are compounds that are not produced specifically, especially when organic components are exposed to high temperatures in the presence of chlorine as a result of industrial activities. PCBs were specially manufactured until 1970 and were used in many branches of the industry. Although it was banned in 1970, it can still be found in systems and in many environments.

The toxic effect of the compound group called dioxin was revealed in the studies and significantcarcinogenic effects were detected. The toxic effect of dioxin compound, known as 2,3,7,8-TCDD, is 600 times higher than aflatoxins.

Another main feature of dioxins is that they are lipophobic. This feature allows them to dissolve the fat tissues of the bodies. Therefore, it can’t be bioaccumulationed and thrown out of the body. Dioxins can create the ability to be basic pollutants in all fatty foods, especially meat, dairy eggs and aquaculture.

Our technical team detects “Dioxin” compounds with high precision with the GC-HRMS device.