Advanced Authentic Research
Dioxin and Immunosuppression


by : 
Isabella Y.


Dioxin is a dangerous environmental toxin that is a byproduct of chemical manufacturing processes. Notoriously known as a component of Agent Orange, an herbicide used to clear out trees during the Vietnam War, this chemical has been found to cause health defects in Vietnam War veterans and Vietnamese civilians even to this day. I am researching how dioxin suppresses the immune system and what has been done to alleviate or remove the source of dioxin’s immunosuppressive effects.