Dioxin, PVC, and Health Care Institutions

Dioxin is a highly toxic and persistent substance that is the unintentional byproduct of medical waste incineration and PVC plastic production. Dioxin is a known human carcinogen. Other health problems associated with dioxin exposure include birth defects, learning disabilities, endometriosis, infertility, suppressed immune function, reduced IQ and hyperactive behavior in children.