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What Is Dioxin?

Dioxin and Furan are the common names associated with polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs). This group of primarily anthropogenic chemical compounds is created as an unintended byproduct of a number of human activities including: combustion, certain types of chemical manufacture, chlorine bleaching of paper and other industrial processes. Extensive research has concluded that exposure to dioxins and furans can result in biochemical and biological effects in animals and humans. Because these ubiquitous compounds accumulate in biological tissues, dioxins and furans have been in the environmental spotlight for over two decades and have recently fallen under the scrutiny of the global food community.

Pace Analytical’s laboratories have extensive experience in providing dioxin testing in support of industrial compliance, federal regulatory/monitoring efforts, and the remedial activities of military and civilian engineering firms. Daily exposure to demanding projects and difficult matrices has forged a “culture of quality” that ensures precision, accuracy and data integrity. Pace Analytical is a large, financially sound, analytical services company with modern facilities and instrumentation, an experienced scientific staff, significant dioxin testing capacity, solid quality assurance, and a commitment to on-time data delivery.