Frequent Questions

3. What are dioxin's health effects?

Some people who drink water containing dioxin well in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years could experience reproductive difficulties and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

This health effects language is not intended to catalog all possible health effects for dioxin. Rather, it is intended to inform consumers of some of the possible health effects associated with dioxin in drinking water when the rule was finalized.

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