The power of one does count, we ask you to show your support for a Just and Fair outcome for all who have been victims of exposure to dioxin New Zealand.
Dioxin AND POPs IN BRIEF...
Dioxinnz.com is campaigning for this to take place in New Zealand concerning victims of exposure to dioxin which was in 2,4,5t and 2,4D herbicides manufactured and sold in New Zealand.
Dioxin is one of 12 persistent organic pollutants (POPs), known as the "dirty dozen" , which have been targeted for elimination under an international toxics treaty called the Stockholm Convention.
Dioxin is one of the most lethal synthetic chemicals known!
According to World Health Organisation figures:
A piece of dioxin the size of a small grain of rice, if distributed equally and directly to people, is equivalent to the "allowable" yearly dose for one million people.
Of the dirty dozen, dioxin is the only one still legally pumped into our environment. However some of the other banned POPs, such as dieldrin, and DDT also continue to contaminate New Zealand's environment. New Zealand has just signed the Stockholm Convention, so is now obliged to work towards eliminating the dirty dozen, and in particular must OUTLAW DEADLY DIOXIN!
A New Zealand Government report states that more than 1 in 1000 New Zealanders may be dying from cancer because of dioxin contamination. This figure does not take into account the non-lethal effects of dioxin, such as birth defects, behavioural problems, diabetes and many other serious health impacts..
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